William Besancenez (Willy) serves as the Procurement Manager for the Exascale Computing Project. Willy has more than 30 years of professional experience in procurement which includes 25 years in the procurement organization at Oak Ridge National Laboratory(ORNL).
Additionally, Willy is the Procurement Manager responsible for supporting the Computational Sciences Directorate and its four divisions at ORNL. Willy is responsible for the high performance computing acquisitions including the Titan and Summit systems. Willy has acted as the procurement officer for the High Flux Isotope Reactor, Physical Sciences, Human Resources, and other organizations at ORNL. Willy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in economics from Southeast Missouri State University.