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Bill Hedrick

Bill Hedrick is founder and CEO (Principal) at Rowland & Scott HR Solutions, LLC, a Human Resources (HR) and administrative services company that manages on behalf of its clients’ various critical functions such as human resources, benefits, and related administrative services throughout the United States. 

Bill has more than 35 years domestic and international experience leading various departments and a history of effectively managing human resources, government relations, risk and claims management, training, and organizational development for high-growth organizations.  Most recently he was CEO of a specialty chemical company in Houston prior to joining Rowland & Scott as one of their founding members.  He is also a member of Advisory Board of Directors of IDS Global, Inc., a technology company. 

Bill also instructs on Human Resources and Payroll Management at the Small Business Development Center, Bauer College, University of Houston. 

Bill has been active in a number of industry related activities and represented the United States during the rewrite of the International Maritime Organization's MODU code.  He also served as one of only three industry participants representing the drilling industry on the government task force that developed U.S. maritime security regulations post 9/11 (MTSA 2002). 

Other activities and awards include:

  • Public Service Commendation • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard
  • For service on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee, a Federally Chartered Advisory Committee
  • Exceptional Performance Citation • U.S. Coast Guard
  • For developing industry security standards post 9/11
  • Distinguished Service Award • International Association of Drilling Contractors
  • For committee chair and leadership roles and participation in this trade association
  • Meritorious Service Award • American Petroleum Institute
  • For chairing the task force that developed industry operating standards after Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.
  • Numerous Citations for Exemplary Service • Offshore Operators Association