Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0505 Bill Hickey – Lapham-Hickey Discusses Trade deficit, technology, worldwide competitiveness, and opportunity
Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0505 – Bill Hickey Jr – Lapham-Hickey
Bill Hickey is chairman of Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp. Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp. is a steel service center founded in 1926. This family owned and operated company has 11 locations with approximately 700 employees. Lapham-Hickey is currently ranked as one of the top 50 service centers in the United States.
Bill has been employed with Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp. since 1975. He has held several positions within Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp. Since January 1, 2018, Bill accepted the position of Chairman as the management structure transitions to the fourth generation of the Hickey Family.
During Bill’s career, he has been active in the MSCI, holding chapter and national leadership positions in that organization. He currently is a member of the Chairman’s EmeritusCouncil.
Bill was appointed a position to ITAC-7. ITAC-7 is an advisory committee to the Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative. He held the position of Chairman of the Committee for 4 years. He remains an active member.
Bill is a former Trustee for the PMA Educational Foundation.
Bill remains active in the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and served a 2-year term as Chairman (2016-2017). He has held other officer positions on the board of directors.
In June of 2020 Bill was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award – the institute’s highest honor. Bill was then inducted into the MSCI’s Hall of Fame for being such an icon within the metals distribution industry along with his significant leadership and service within the greater business and civic communities.
The Association of Steel Distributors named Bill as its 2019 Steel Executive of the Year.
In 2014 Bill was the recipient of the Richard L. Duchossuis Alumni Award for Integrity and Values from Morgan Park Academy.
Metal Center News named Bill as the 2012 Service Center Executive of the Year.