William "Bill" Bosch

Bill Bosch began his life in line work at ten-years-old when he helped his dad load hot stick trailers for AB Chance Company.  He started his official career as an apprentice with Richard and Associates where he worked for eight months before moving to Las Vegas to start as a groundman for Nevada Power.  Three and a half years later he graduated from the Local 396.  He stepped into a mentoring role early in his career and helped with transformer bank and hot stick training.  Working on everything from secondary to 500kv live lines, overhead and underground, Bill eventually moved into management with Nevada Power.  After sixteen years with the company he moved to Vermont to work as Manager of T&D for Stowe Electric and Vermont Electric Coop for the next eleven years.  After than he moved to Georgia where he still works as Managing Director for Griffin Power.  Throughout his career he has been involved in operations, safety and training, and apprentice programs because he wanted to give back to his industry.  He sits on the Board of Directors of Electric Cities of Georgia and the Executive Board for the Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo.  He founded the National Association of Journeymen Linemen, an organization dedicated to educating the public about the dangerous work linemen do and strengthening the traditions and history of the trade.  He still serves as the organizations chair.