|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1958|
|Death: ||May 30, 2006|
William Carl Bishop, Jr., son of William Carl and Doris Marjena (Mosby) Bishop, was born July 3, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri. He departed this life the morning of Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at his home in Laquey, Missouri, at the age of 47 years, 10 months and 27 days.
Bill attended Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Overland, Missouri and was a 1977 graduate of Ritenour High School. He was a graduate of the University of California at Davis, with a certificate in Environmental Management and Auditing. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Association of Facilities Engineers (AFE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American Society for quality (ASQ), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and the North American Autodesk Users Group (NAAUG). His experience includes Nuclear Security, HAZMAT Response, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical), Safety, Industrial Security, OSHA compliance, community development and strategic planning, and senior management positions at the 10th largest frozen food and beverage processor in the world (over 5,000 employees).
While working for a large international food processor, his titles included Engineering Manager, Director of the Risk Management Division and Director of Facilities. His duties included accountability for five plant locations; two in California, two in China and one in Guatemala. His responsibilities included facilities management, energy management (electrical over 70 megawatts and natural gas in the California structure), engineering, construction, permitting, environmental management, air quality, governmental affairs, security, safety, training, emergency response, medical response, risk management and worker�s compensation management/litigations (California venue).
Bill is a qualified Civil Engineering Designer with expertise and experience in architectural, structural, mechanical and the electrical engineering fields. Bill also has experience in HVAC, industrial refrigeration, industrial manufacturing, traffic engineering, steel construction, industrial/commercial/residential design, metal building design, and has owned and operated several small businesses. These companies included American Design, an engineering design and drafting firm (Owner) and USA HAZMAT Response, Inc. (President/CEO), a HAZMAT Emergency Response Company that served the central San Joaquin Valley of California (Sacramento to Bakersfield). Bill was currently one of the three founding members of NITAR, a Pulaski County, Missouri Company. His duties include senior management of the Fire/Safety/Environmental Division, facilities management, contracting, financial management and company administrative oversight. He holds a license in the state of Missouri as an Asbestos Building Inspector, Asbestos Management Planner, and Lead Risk Assessor.
Bill was a skilled negotiator with experience resolving issues with local, city, county, state and federal departments/agencies on business and environmental issues. He has testified as an expert witness before the California State Legislature on environmental issues and before the California State Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on natural gas and electrical de-regulation. Bill has experience in Washington, D.C. presenting large industries� concerns to the United States Congress. He has authored, developed and implemented Environmental Management System (EMS) programs in a multi-national environment. These programs included the management of re-mediation projects, hazardous waste (HW) and Hazardous materials (HM) management, POL management, emergency response to acutely hazardous incidents, waste water management and underground storage tank contamination issues.
Bill�s multi-national project management experience includes numerous construction projects and a $41 million dollar expansion of a manufacturing facility in California. This project was a 500,000 square foot new construction project over two years. His responsibilities included building design, engineering management, infrastructure, contract coordination, and management of the construction workforce.
From 1975 to 1981, Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy as an Operations Specialist 2. His military service included Enlisted Intelligence Assistant, Helicopter Transit Controller, Combat Information Center Supervisor and Combat Evaluator. He also had experience in law enforcement, Nuclear Security and nuclear emergency response, marketing, sale and, heavy and special vehicle design.
Bill was a dedicated member of the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Robert, Missouri. He was a volunteer for the City of O'Fallon, and worked with Boy Scouts.
He is survived by his mother: Doris Bishop of O'Fallon, MO; two sisters: Dusty Mielke of Warrenton, MO and Rena Bishop of Independence, MO; an aunt: Terry Rome of Redington Beach, FL; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, William C. Bishop, Sr. and his brother, James Ray Thomas.
Funeral services were held at 9:00 A.M. Friday, June 2, 2006 in the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Richard Anderegg officiating. Organist Karen Boorom played the prelude and postlude. Friend of the family, Bill Rostad sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace". Serving as escorts were family and friends.
A graveside with military honors was held at 12:45 P.M. Friday, June 2, 2006 in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with Rev. David Pelsue officiating. Military honors were provided by the United States Navy and United States Army. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bill Bishop and left at Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Jun 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14480823