Bill Schumann

Audit Committee Member


Current public company boards: Avnet

Prior public company boards: McDermott

Executive Experience: William H. (Bill) Schumann, III, was elected to the Avnet board in 21. He was chair of the board from 212-218.

Bill served as chief financial officer of FMC Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for the energy industry and other industrial markets worldwide from 21 until his retirement from that position in November 211. He joined FMC Corporation in 1981 as director of pension investments and served in various management positions throughout that decade including treasurer in 1987. Bill was named vice president of corporate development in 1998 and served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of FMC Corporation from 1999 until the creation and spin off of FMC Technologies in 21. He was elected to his first vice president role in 1995, when he was also appointed general manager of the company’s Agricultural Products Group. He served as executive director of corporate development from 1991 to 1993, when he joined the company’s Agricultural Products Group as director of North American Operations. Before joining FMC Corporation, Bill was with Sunkist Growers, Inc. and Hughes Helicopter.

Additional information: In 21, Bill was voted one of the top CFOs in oilfield service and equipment by sell side analysts. He earned a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles and a master’s degree in management science from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.