April 1999

William K. Heussler

by Stephanie TABER

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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 father’s 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 York’s 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 Buffalo’s 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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