Mr. William R. Newlin is Chairman of Newlin Investment Company, which he founded in 2007. Mr. Newlin is a Liquid X® Board Member and Investor.
A seasoned executive and entrepreneur, Bill was the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS), a full-line sports and fitness retailer with more than 600 stores; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Buchanan Ingersoll, one of the 100 largest law firms in the U.S.
He serves on a number of Boards of Directors, most notably as immediate past Chairman of Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT), one of the world’s leading producers of cutting tools and wear-resistant parts; Lead Director of Meritor, Inc., a first-tier supplier to the truck and off-road vehicle industry; Director of Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC), a global leader in services and solutions for cleaner and safer air and water; and a number of private companies.
Bill was also Co-Founder of CEO Venture Funds, Founding Director of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and a Director of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse. He is a member of the Materials Technology Expert Committee for the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University Collaborative Start-up Initiative.
In 2013, the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association recognized Bill with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named Bill Newlin one of the 50 top business leaders in the city. Pittsburgh Magazine named him in 1999 among the “Most Influential Pittsburghers of the Century.” The National Law Journal twice recognized him as one of “The Most Influential Lawyers of America.”
Bill graduated from Princeton University, has received the University of Pittsburgh Law School’s distinguished alumni award and was awarded an honorary doctorate of business administration degree from Robert Morris University.