by Stephanie TABER
William K. Heussler, President of H & H Wood Products, Inc. is a
native Western New Yorker. After graduating from The Park School of Buffalo (78),
Bill went on to earn a BS in Economics from Ithaca College (82). In 1983, he joined
his father in a newly acquired family business that manufactures wooden pallets. Upon his
fathers retirement in 1995, Bill took the helm of the steadily growing company.
Based in Hamburg, H&H Wood Products has a work force of 30 and supplies pallets and
skids to some of Western New Yorks largest manufacturers. In 1998, H&H was named
Employer of the Year by the Southeast Community Work Center for their
successful placement of an employee from the Supported Employment Program.
Bill has completed several business management seminars and is a 1996 graduate from the University at Buffalos School of Management Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. He continues to remain active in the program and serves as a mentor to current participants.
Bill also serves on a number of professional boards and committees. He is
a current member of the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association where he serves
on the Standards Committee, chairs a Quality Assurance Sub-Committee and is a regular
speaker at their conferences. Bill previously served on the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
board and is currently a director and Membership Chairman for the Cherry Hill Club.
Dedicated to supporting Western New York, Bill has been active in many
community organizations and charitable events. Having served as the youngest President of
the Monday Quarterback Club (91-92), he became involved with many Buffalo
Bills sponsored functions, including the Bills at the Phil, Buffalo Bills 30th Anniversary
Dinner, Salute to Van Miller, Marv Levy Roast and the upcoming dinner, a Toast to Jerry
Butler. He continues to be an active member of the Monday Quarterback Club board.
Bill resides in Snyder with his wife, Gail, and sons, Judson and Jordan. A member of the Saturn Club, Bill enjoys competing in the Buffalo Squash League during the winter.
Stephanie Taber is a freelance writer.
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