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Bill Hollander

Founder and CEO


Trained at JILA
Trained at JILA

Bill Hollander is a self-educated scientific instrument maker and businessman. Bill initially spent over a decade learning his instrument craft at JILA, a joint NIST/University of Colorado research institute. He founded HPD in 1993 with one employee and has grown it into a 50+ person company with an international reputation for exceptional quality instruments. Bill has driven HPD’s 16% average annual growth for the past 25 years.  Customers include a “who’s who” of top tier universities, government labs, and private companies: NASA, Northrop Grumman, NIST, MIT, Raytheon, Caltech, IBM, and Stanford, among others.

Bill has established a tradition of quality and innovation at HPD, leading to the development of products such as high precision ultra-low temperature cryogenic instruments, environmental monitoring devices, and ground-truth standards and software systems for quantitative MRI.

Bill’s current responsibilities at HPD include business development and strategy, administration, technical advice, and mentoring. Outside of work, he helps with the family goat farm, hikes in the mountains with his dogs, and plays the guitar.

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