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 the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP).
- 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."