Materials Science

Nissan Chemical America announces William Smith as President

William (Will) L. Smith was recently promoted to President of Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA), a leading manufacturer of colloidal silica and colloidal electro-conductive oxide solutions.  
Formerly Senior Vice President, General Manager, in his new role Will is responsible for the financial oversight and strategic direction of the company. He will also serve on the board of directors for NCA.
Will completed his bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas at Arlington before enjoying great success in chemical sales. He was recruited into sales at NCA in 2000 at a time when the chemical industry was struggling. He was immediately recognized for his technical and sales expertise, and was steadily promoted within the organization, becoming Senior Vice President in 2016.
In 2013, the company began seeing dramatic financial growth year-over-year. 
Will led the company’s expansion into specialized nanotechnology products and the development of the groundbreaking nanoActiv product line for the oil and gas industry. His vision continues to shape new and innovative opportunities for NCA within 3D printing industries.
Team member David Cochran congratulates Will saying, “A sincere thanks for your perseverance and leadership. You continue to recognize opportunities while creating the team to achieve great accomplishments. Failure has never been an option and with your continued support, our path is strong into the future.”
Will says he is grateful to NCI leadership for providing him with opportunities for success during his time with the company. Will is eager to apply his 24 years of experience in the industry to this next challenge—taking the company to new heights.