After graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Bill started working for The Cuneo Press, Inc., a national printing firm in Chicago, Illinois.
At that time, Bill also worked with William Anthony -- noted fine bookbinder and book conservator. After assisting him on a number of projects, William Anthony advised Bill to make a commitment to the field of book conservation. Over the following seven years, Bill served an informal apprenticeship with him.
In 1978, Bill opened his own shop specializing in bookbinding and the conservation of rare books and manuscripts for university libraries and museums, rare book dealers, and private collectors. He occasionally accepts commissions for fine-design bindings.
Bill has served as the chairman for both the Book and Paper Group, and Conservators in Private Practice -- specialty groups of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works. He has also been president and program chair of the Chicago Area Conservation Group. Bill co-founded and was president of Chicago Hand Bookbinders. As a member of The Caxton Club, a book collectors group in Chicago, Bill served on the board of directors. Bill is an active member of the Guild of Book Workers (USA), The Institute of Paper Conservation (UK), and Designer Bookbinders (UK). Bill now maintains his studio in Woodbury, PA.