William Schawbel

Boston Latin School. Image © Ellen Harasimowicz Photography 2013

William Schawbel is the Founder and CEO of The Schawbel Corporation, a business he formed in 1981 through the acquisition of two divisions from The Gillette Company.  The Schawbel Corporation was sold in July of 2014, at which time Schawbel Technologies, LLC, was formed and includes consumer-product development and research along with the ThermaCELL Heated Insoles business.

Prior to founding The Schawbel Corporation, Bill held senior management positions with The Gillette Company, including President of Gillette-Japan and President of Braun North America.  His marketing and management experience includes significant contributions to many of Gillette’s divisions within the United States and internationally, with particular success in the areas of acquisitions and new business development.

Bill is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has served his alma mater as Trustee, Chair of the Board of Overseers, School of Veterinary Medicine, and as Co-chair of the James Brister Society.  

Bill is an alumnus of the Boston Latin School, where he has served as President of the School’s Foundation and chaired its Capital Campaign Committee. He is past chair of Junior Achievement of Northern New England, past vice chair of the Boston Museum of Science, past chair of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and was a founding board member of the Center for Women and Enterprise.  Mr. Schawbel has also chaired a number of not-for-profit engineering projects that required collaboration with global companies, such as General Electric Company and Johnson Controls, Inc.  Bill proudly served his country as a captain in the U.S. Army.