William P. Sommers

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William P. Sommers
Born July 22, 1933
Detroit, Michigan
Died January 7, 2007(2007-01-07) (aged 73)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Nationality American
Institutions Booz Allen Hamilton
SRI International
Alma mater University of Michigan
Spouse Josie Sommers

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


Sommers was born in Detroit in 1933.[2] He 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.[3] Sommers donated a significant amount to his alma mater.[4]


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.[3] While at SRI International, he focused on cost cutting to bring the organization back to profitability.[5]