It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that our beloved company founder, Bill Wood, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
An innovative and passionate leader, Bill devoted his life to the field of interpretation. He made numerous contributions to the industry, including patented technology. Although he was a champion of change and innovation, he deeply valued the human element of interpretation. He is often quoted as saying, “Interpreters will not be replaced by technology, they will be replaced by interpreters who use technology.” Bill’s passion, kindness and generous spirit have had a profound and lasting impact on the many lives that he has touched. He is the reason why so many of us have spent our professional careers in the language service industry.
We are truly grateful for Bill’s efforts over the last 47 years and will honor his passing by continuing his legacy and commitment to excellence.
On behalf of our company, we offer our condolences to Bill’s daughter and our company president, Naomi Bowman, and the rest of the Wood family.