William Lambert

William M. Lambert

William M. Lambert served as MSA’s Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from May, 2018 through May, 2020, following retirement as Chief Executive Officer and President in May, 2018.  Mr. Lambert joined MSA in 1981 as a design engineer and over the years has served the company in a variety of capacities. He was named General Manager of the company's former Safety Products Division in 1997 and, in 1999, was elected Vice President. From 2003 to March, 2007, Mr. Lambert served as President of MSA North America. One of Mr. Lambert's career highlights was the development of the patented Quick-Fill® System, an accessory for MSA Air Masks that allows firefighters to quickly replenish their air supplies in emergency or routine-use situations. In 2002, Mr. Lambert was honored for his contributions to North American firefighter safety by Design News magazine, which named him the publication's 2002 "Special Achievement Award" winner. Mr. Lambert holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University and a Master's degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Lambert currently serves as a director of Kennametal, Inc. He became an MSA director in 2007.