Strategic Business Advisor, Region 3

Bill joined NWIRC in October 2020 as a Strategic Business Advisor for Region 3. He assists manufacturers who are located in Mercer, Venango, Forest, and Clarion Counties (in addition to Titusville) with business growth opportunities. He focuses on supporting their needs to become more competitive through continuous improvement, technology advancement, and workforce development initiatives.

Bill has over 20 years’ experience in numerous facets of business growth, sales, marketing, and economic development. Most recently he served as Territory Sales Manager for Hunter Truck, but his previous positions have also included Energy Programs Manager at Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and Director of Marketing and Sales for PEPRO, LLC. Bill has a Master of Business Administration with a marketing concentration from Penn State University, where he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics.


Franklin, PA
Phone: (814) 227-9350
wjrupert@nwirc.org