William P. Sommers

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William P. Sommers
Born July 22, 1933
Died January 7, 2007 (aged 73)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Nationality American
Institutions Booz Allen Hamilton
SRI International
Alma mater University of Michigan
Spouse Josie Sommers

William P. "Bill" Sommers (July 22, 1933 – January 7, 2007)[1] was an engineer and business executive of several companies, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Lameter, and SRI International.


Sommers held a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science in Engineering, and a Ph.D. in engineering and aeronautical engineering, all from the University of Michigan.[2] Sommers donated a significant amount to his alma mater.[3]


Sommers worked at Booz Allen Hamilton for 29 years. He was then executive vice president of Lameter, a health care cost containment company. From 1993 to 1998, he was the CEO of SRI International.[2] While at SRI International, he focused on cost cutting to bring the organization back to profitability.[4]