Bill James

Chief Operating Officer
Bill James

As Chief Operating Officer at AquaHydrex, Bill James is responsible for the operations of the company.

He brings more than 30 years of experience to AquaHydrex. In this role he oversees all aspects of the business including engineering, product development, and commercial operations.

Prior to joining AquaHydrex in 2023, Bill was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Space Transportation Business Segment for Sierra Space, a provider of space transportation vehicles and services for low earth orbit space operations. Responsible for the $2+ billion Dream Chaser development, he led Sierra’s top priority program to develop the latest generation spaceplane to transport cargo to and from the International Space Station.

In addition to serving over five years at Sierra Space, Bill served in various senior leadership positions with Boom Supersonic, Hawker Beechcraft and Airbus.

Bill has a Master’s of Business Administration from Wichita State University and a Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Engineering Technology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.