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Dave Williams

President of Pelican - BioThermal Division

As President of Pelican's BioThermal division, Williams brings 30 years of executive and management experience to his post. He is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of Pelican's successful pharmaceutical cold chain packaging business, including sales, marketing, business development and operations.

Prior to his promotion, Williams led the acquisition activities within Pelican as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. During his tenure acquisitions included the Australian case manufacturer, Trimcast; Minnesota Thermal Science (the world leader in reusable temperature controlled packaging); and, most recently, Cool Logistics Ltd., Europe's leading pharmaceutical packaging company. Williams also oversaw the integration of Minnesota Thermal Science and Cool Logistics to create Pelican BioThermal.

Most recently he spearheaded the acquisition of NanoCool™, an Albuquerque, New Mexico manufacturer of temperature-controlled packaging solutions. This acquisition further increases the breadth of the Pelican BioThermal product portfolio, already the most comprehensive in the industry.

Throughout his career, Williams has held many management and engineering positions. He served as Vice President of Capital and Engineering at Technicolor, where he oversaw engineering initiatives for the world's largest pre-recorded, optical disc manufacturer and developed and managed annual capital budgets in excess of $100 million.

While at Technicolor he managed technology roll-outs for such industry-changing products as Blu-ray and Xbox® discs. He also served as Project Director for compact disc pioneer, Nimbus, where he managed the construction of green field sites and consolidation of manufacturing facilities around the world from design to production.

Williams attended Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Executive Strategy Leadership Program and the Thomson Executive Leadership Program.