Bill Budinger is the founder of Rodel, Inc., a global manufacturing company where he served for 33 years as its chairman and CEO. Bill is an inventor, holder of more than three-dozen patents including key processing technologies that enabled the return of semiconductor manufacturing to the U.S. in the 1990s. Rodel will soon be the Semiconductor Materials division of the restructured DuPont Company.
Bill is also a founder of the Rodel Foundations. He continues to serve on various non-profit boards including the several Rodel Foundations, the Public Policy Institute, the Aspen Institute Executive Committee (where he chairs both the Seminars and Socrates Programs), Third Way and the Brookings Institute Governance Studies. Bill served for many years on the board of the Grand Canyon Trust and was a founding trustee for the Democratic Leadership Council.