Paul Williamson, President/CEO, Principal Stockholder
Paul is one of the founders and a principal owner of Art Signworks, Inc. He is responsible for advertising and website development, price evaluation and budgetary pre-prep.. He is a retired aerospace executive, program manager and systems engineer and has managed large development and production projects. He was Director of Engineering and later Director of Programs at Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Center, and later Sr. Program Manager on the Corporate Staff at SAIC. He has B.S. and M.E. degrees in Engineering Physics and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and a M.S. in Engineering-Economics from Stanford University. His aerospace background in structures, materials, and quality control have been very valuable in designing and fabricating our products.His 40 yrs of experience in project management, contracts and getting new business has also been helpful.
Paul has had a lifetime interest in painting and sculpture, and has been an amateur watercolor and oil painter since he was 14.One of his principal interests is the history of art, and he has studied and visited many of the artworks of the major US, European and Asian art museums. He is an admirer of Van Gogh, Renoir, Winslow Homer, Bierstadt, Cole, Church, Moran, Rodin, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Titian, and Michelangelo. He lived two years in Athens, Greece working as as the Manager of an IT Security Contract for The Greek Government for the 2004 Olympics, where in his free time he studied ancient Greek sculptures and bas-relief friezes located throughout Greece. He also has studied and collected folk art in Nepal and Tibet.
Paul's hobbies, in addition to art history, are sailing, mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, skiing, world travel, and ancient & WW II history. He has three grown daughters (including Christie, who also works for Art SignWorks and is part owner) and 9 grandchildren. He lives in Fallbrook and Oceanside, California with his wife Cheryl Burnette (Chairwoman of the Board and Principal Owner) and their two cats, Athanasia (AKA Puddy) and Athena (AKA Meeko)