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William J. Motchar  '85

President & Chief Executive Officer
Navis Global
Charlotte, North Carolina

Will Motchar is the president and chief executive officer of Navis Global. Founded in 1929, Navis Global is the leading finishing machinery supplier to the global textile industry. Based in Lexington, North Carolina, the company designs, engineers, and manufactures high-tech machinery for the global knit, woven, non-woven, technical, and geotextile industries. Navis has sales and service offices in over 60 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Taiwan.

William J. MotcharMotchar graduated from ISU in 1985. Following graduation, he spent 13 years in progressing responsibilities in sales, marketing, and global business unit management with National Starch and Chemical Company. Motchar spent most of his time in the international business unit with extensive travel in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Motchar joined Navis Global in 1998 as vice president, global sales and marketing. In 2005, he was promoted to president and CEO. In 2011, Motchar purchased the company from the private equity ownership group.

Motchar also serves as chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the American Textile Machinery Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University and an MBA from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Motchar serves on the College of Business Advisory Council at Illinois State University.

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