Strategic Business Advisor

Bill joined NWIRC in October 2020 as a Strategic Business Advisor. He is part of NWIRC’s team of business advisors serving manufacturers in northwestern PA. In his role, he assists manufacturers 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 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