Bill Johnson and his wife Debbie moved to Sedona in 2011, subsequently renovating a dilapidated carwash. Cleaner Quicker Carwash and Detailing (CQ) is consistently voted Best Carwash and Best Detailer by Kudos, Red Rock News, and Marketing Corporation of America. CQ has supported over 40 local causes, manufactured and donated over 10,000 hand sanitizers early in the pandemic, and collects for the Sedona Food Bank.
Bill graduated from Yale University (BA) and from Harvard Business School (MBA, Baker Scholar) He served as an Airborne Combat Engineer Officer, and as Chief of Personnel for the Army’s largest Construction Engineer Unit, with operations in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Bill’s business career has focused on turnarounds. He headed Finance (CFO), Strategic Planning, Market Research, and Commodities Hedging for Standard Brands, a Fortune 100 consumer products corporation, during its turnaround. As Chairman and CEO of Scientific Atlanta, a Fortune 500 high-tech corporation, he led a highly successful, three-pronged revitalization that included “Restructuring,” “Retooling,” and “Refocusing.” As a result, sales more than doubled, and the stock price increased by 400%.
Previously a Partner at McKinsey & Company, an international top management consulting firm, he provided leadership in building their Strategic Planning practice, and managed the compulsory training program for all two-year McKinsey Associates.
As Chairman of the Investors Committee for IMA, a Ponzi scheme bankruptcy, Bill worked with the Trustee, the DOJ, and the SEC to recover stolen assets for defrauded investors.
Bill has served on four public and two private company boards, including positions or Chairmanships on Audit, Compensation, and Human Resources committees.
Bill’s nonprofit board experience includes the Hoffman Institute, providing human potential workshops. He also served as co-founder and managing board member of the Aspen Center for Integrated Health, a life-extension-oriented organization educating the public and physicians on how to maintain health and prevent degenerative diseases through integration of mainstream and complementary approaches.
A pilot since 17, with Commercial, Instrument, Multi-engine, and Jet Prop ratings, Bill’s flying highlight was piloting a Cessna 182 with wife Debbie visiting game reserves throughout South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.