- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2005
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
William B. Hewitt is Chairman of Polymer Group, Inc., an $850 million revenue global nonwovens manufacturer and Global Vantage Inc., a global business process outsourcing company. He also chairs Water Missions International, a Christian not-for-profit which provided water systems to serve over 330,000 in Sri Lanka and Indonesia following the tsunami. He was previously President and CEO of the Union Corporation. Mr. Hewitt has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the Medical University of South Carolina and an honorary Doctor of Business Administration by the Citadel. He was named the 2004 Distinguished Alumnus of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.