American Engineering, LLC
Tom Williams is a veteran of the metal-forming industry, with more than 50 years of hands-on experience. Mr. Williams started his career with General Motors as an apprentice tool and die maker. During his 30-plus years at GM, he held the positions of tool and die manager and superintendent; he also participated in the launch of the GM and Toyota joint venture NUMMI.
Following his retirement from General Motors, Mr. Williams founded American Engineering to provide engineering support to automotive stamping operations in the areas of die process, material utilization, and productivity improvement. During this time, he also held the position of Vice President at Autodie International, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Throughout his career, Mr. Williams has participated in metal-forming initiatives in conjunction with the Center for Automotive Research, State of Michigan, and the Auto Steel Partnership, well as in-depth formability studies with Broken Hill Proprietary (now BHP Billiton).