Technical Profile: David Williams
“My main goal is to find the root cause of equipment failure so that the solutions we provide for clients will work for them long term.”
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
David Williams serves as the Operations Manager for Hi-Speed Industrial Service at its Little Rock, AR location. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Hi-Speed’s projects, operations and employees including dozens of team members throughout the hoist service department, crane division, motor service and motor repair divisions.
CASE STUDY: LARGE MOTOR REPAIRS HELP PROTECT COMMUNITIES
A highlight of David’s career is being involved in repairing record-size motors that serve regional communities. When the Hydro plant in North Little Rock, AR needed removal, reconditioning and reinstallation of a large-scale motor, David was put in charge of the project. He supervised the crew that handled all the details including the teardown, removal, repair and installation of this 26,000 horsepower motor. As a result, the Hydro plant’s performance and efficiency were enhanced and the effectiveness and power of the motor were restored, resulting in better service for the community.
No stranger to managing urgent and large-scale projects, David also supervised the crew that assisted in the rewinding of large AC pump motors after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans to help alleviate some of the flooding in the city. In addition, after Hurricane Sandy, his team traveled to New York to assist with recovery by getting water and wastewater facilities back up and running. David enjoys being involved in challenging projects that help bring restoration and peace of mind to providers and the communities they serve.
David has 40+ years of combined experience in motor repair, sales, technology support, customer service, budget management, purchasing, inventory, employee relations and operations management. Before he was Operations Manager, David served Hi-Speed in outside sales from 2015-2018. Prior to joining Hi-Speed in 2015, he worked in the industry as a service technician, rewind supervisor, and plant manager.
EDUCATION & INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT
David holds many certifications including EASA large motor repair, EASA root cause failure, EASA rewinding of premium efficiency motors, and KOYO certification. David has completed Gorbel’s certification program for hoist and crane installers. He has also been certified by Schaeffler Group USA, Inc. for rebuilding electric motors and on failure analysis of ball bearings.
Additional training he has completed includes: Proactive Selling, Selling and Applying Variable Frequency Drive (low and medium voltage), Lessons in Leadership, The Green Beret Secrets to Leadership and Team Building, How to Supervise the Technical Person, ABB/Baldor Medium Voltage Large Motor & Drive Systems, ABB/Baldor Low Voltage Motor & Drive Systems, Baldor Drives Service and Repair. He has also received factory sales and marketing training for ABB/Baldor/Dodge, Regal Beloit Brand motors, G.E. Industrial Motors, WEG motors, drives, and soft starts, Toshiba motors and drives, Cone Drive/David Brown gearboxes, as well as factory sales training for Flir Thermal Imaging. He is familiar with all major brands of electric motors and gearboxes and a variety of brands of drives including Baldor, ABB, Yaskawa and Toshiba as well as several brands of industrial controls such as Siemens, ABB, Cerus and G.E., and hoists including CM, Harrington, and ACCO to name a few. He has also received factory sales training for air compressors from Curtis & Gardner-Denver and has a wealth of experience with a variety of other products.
David is a multi-year recipient of the Baldor Eagle Award.
WHAT SETS HIM APART
“First and foremost, I’m a problem solver,” says David. “My main goal is to find the root cause of equipment failure so that the solutions we provide for clients will work for them long term.” An industry veteran, David has 40+ years of hands-on expertise that help him to leverage technology and real-life experience, all in an effort to develop custom solutions that help his clients stay up and running.