William H. Renison (October 29, 1906 – May 1, 1955) had a diverse background of aircraft industrial occupations, but mostly
within the managerial positions. He attended the University of Michigan in 1928 and graduated with a degree in Aeronautical
Engineering. Following his graduation, Renison maintained a steady and rising career in aircraft industries for almost three
He started to work at Krieder-Reisner Naval Aircraft factory in Maryland. He then proceeded to work at B/J Aeronautics Corp.
(the predecessor to North American). From 1936-1945, Renison worked at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp. in San Diego as
an Assistant Division Manager, where he handled cost estimating, production control, and executive administration. He left
Consolidated Vultee in 1945, and became the Chief Production Engineer for General Tire & Rubber. Renison moved on to work
at the Alameda Naval Air Station (NAS) as an industrial management engineer. Following his graduation in the Naval Dept. Work
Improvement Program Supervisor Training course, Renison became a General Superintendent of Aircraft shops at McClellan Airforce
Base. Renison quickly left McClellan to join Hiller Helicopters in the private sector, where he supervised the production
systems for the helicopters. By the end of 1953, Renison joined Northrop Aircraft INC. at the Palmdale facility, where he
coordinated the enter Palmdale project, and helped develop the first F-89 Scorpion fighter jets to the USAF.