William R. Thomas

William Thomas


William R. Thomas

BSEE ‘44

Vice President of Employee Relations

Phillips Petroleum Company


Mr. Thomas began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company as a Trainee Engineer in Texas.  He later moved into administrative and managerial positions in industrial relations and public affairs and was elected to the position of Vice President for Human Relations in 1974.


A native of Magnolia, Arkansas, Mr. Thomas is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the College Placement Council, the American Management Association and numerous civic organizations.