William Hewlett

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
William Hewlett

Name: William (Bill) Redington Hewlett

Born: May 20, 1913, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Death: January 12, 2001 (Age: 87)

Computer-related contributions

  • Engineer and the co-founder, with David Packard, of HP (the Hewlett-Packard Company).
  • President of HP from 1964 to 1977, and served as CEO from 1968 to 1978, when he was succeeded by John A. Young.
  • He remained chairman of the executive committee until 1983, and then served as vice chairman of the board until 1987.

Honors and awards

  • Honors and awards: Vermilye Medal (1975).
  • Lemelson-MIT Prize Lifetime Achievement Award (1995).
  • The 3rd Annual Heinz Award Chairman's Medal (with David Packard) (1997).
  • Entrepreneur Walk of Fame (2011).


"Men and women want to do a good job, and if they are provided the proper environment, they will do so."

"The creative process is also an essential ingredient for increased productivity and improved quality."

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