William Darley joined W.S. Darley & Co. in February of 2016 in
international sales, with a primary focus in the Equipment Division.
He is the son of Peter and Karen Darley, and the great-grandson
of the company founder, William S. Darley. He is the sixth
fourth-generation Darley family member to join the company.
He graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a B.S. in
Economics and Spanish, and a minor in Entrepreneurship and
Small Business Management. After graduation, William started his professional career
in commercial banking at Fifth Third Bank in Chicago, IL. He worked at Fifth Third
Bank for three and a half years in the Middle Market Division, working closely with
companies of similar size and scope as Darley.
William’s role with Darley is to help maintain and grow our international presence
across all of Darley’s divisions. During his first 12 months with Team Darley, William
traveled for customer visits and trade shows to Dubai, Poland, Finland, Hong Kong,
Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Canada, Qatar, Austria and Germany. “While serving
customers in over 100 countries, it is very important to stay pro-active in market
trends and technologies, while being able to adapt to different cultural trends and
norms when visiting customers on their turf,” said William. He is excited to continue
to explore the world while bringing lifesaving solutions to First Responders around
Outside of work, William is very active in philanthropy. He most recently served
as president of United Way’s Young Leaders Society, and finance chair of Habitat
for Humanity’s Emerging Leaders Board. He participates in various sports leagues
throughout the year, and takes advantage of the Chicago summers playing golf.