President, Government Sector
William Brou Gautier is President of TSD’s Government Sector with primary responsibility for government support and military-based projects, such as TSD’s process development, implementation, and integration support for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC).
Mr. Gautier, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Manager, has extensive and significant lean-continuous process improvement (lean-CPI) experience, as both a leader and on-the-ground change agent. Just before joining TSD, he assembled and led a team of 12 architects, business analysts, software developers and certified information systems security personnel in their use of lean-Six Sigma principles and tools to examine and map a $950 million IT program. The resulting analysis and proposed improvements resulted in a projected savings of $145 million.
In 2012, Mr. Gautier retired as a Colonel with a distinguished 25-year career in the US Air Force. Having spent most of his career in operations as an instructor pilot in the C-141 and KC-135, his last assignment was Director, Air Force Smart Ops 21 (AFSO21 – the Air Force-wide lean-CPI program), HQ Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii. While there, he reported directly to the 4-star commander, advising on strategies, tactics, policy and procedures to improve command effectiveness, readiness & efficiency. He supervised 25 Black and Green Belts while leading 4 numbered air forces, 10 wings & 16 directorates in lean-CPI through strategy-to-task execution assessment and business case analyses. He led command-wide strategy for implementation and mentored Commanders and Directors in problem-solving and lean-CPI tools and methods.
While a commander, he earned his Black Belt certification through the University of Tennessee and under the guidance of his mentors, TSD’s Chairman, John Allen, and CEO, Mike Smith, applied lean Six Sigma principles in a re-boot of all organically owned processes, crafted leader development and combat readiness training that set the standard resulting in 100% compliant inspections and “Best in AF” honors.
As a Master Black Belt and executive, commanders, CIOs, CTOs, Senior Executive Service members and government leaders have relied on his counsel and event leadership across a spectrum ranging from maximizing contract ROI and authoring enterprise IT architecture analysis to developing PMO governance support business cases and root cause mitigation strategies for complex problems.
Mr. Gautier received his B.Sc. from the US Air Force Academy, his Master of Air Mobility from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and his MBA from Auburn University.