William Tiger has spent his career at General Motors (GM). He joined the GM Institute through a co-op program that allowed him to practice in the field before officially beginning his career. Tiger spent over 30 years in GM plants throughout Michigan, Canada, and Maryland until 2015 when he became plant manager at the Lockport facility. Under Tiger’s management, the Lockport plant has increased production, securing funding to retain over 350 jobs and making temporary employees permanent.
A member of the Miccosukee Tribe, Tiger has been heavily involved in promoting the STEM field within the Native American community in Western New York. In 2017 he was named the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Professional Of the Year. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Niagara, and is on the National Council for the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indians.