it's all about tradition

Tri-W Group carries on the proud heritage and legacy of The W. W. Williams Company, one of the nation's most diversified solutions providers. We are committed to moving forward with our foundational core values, evolving to provide our shareholders with superior returns.

the w. w. williams legacy

  • 100+ year journey
  • 15 states
  • 2 foreign countries
  • 13 businesses
  • 162 service locations
  • 1912 - 1946 machinery era
  • 1947 - 1981 construction equipment era
  • 1970 - 1998 manufacturing era
  • 1978 - 2016 diesel engine era
  • 2016+ private family capital era

Our Principals

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    Andrew J. Billman (614) 591-4500

    Andrew J. Billman is focused on Operating Company investments at Tri-W Group.

    Prior to joining Tri-W Group, he was the former President of Worthington Cylinders, a $1.1 Billion global leader of pressure vessel and related products with 21 manufacturing locations in six countries with over 3,400 employees. Worthington Cylinders is the second largest, wholly-owned subsidiary of Worthington Industries, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that role, Mr. Billman was Vice President of Purchasing for Worthington Industries. He joined the company in 1991 as an inside sales representative for Worthington Steel. From 2001 to 2006, he worked for a private manufacturing company, serving in executive level operations and sales functions, and eventually held a minority ownership in the company.

    Mr. Billman earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in business and was a team captain and three-year letterman in football. Mr. Billman and his wife have four children and reside in Galena, Ohio.

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    David W. French (614) 591-4500

    David W. French is responsible for establishing and driving the strategic plan of Tri-W Group. He also focuses on the company’s Real Estate investments.

    Prior to leading Tri-W Group, he was Vice President of The W. W. Williams Company, where he was responsible for one of its largest divisions called Tri-W Investments. Previously, Mr. French was with Lifestyle Communities in several roles, most recently as a Development & Construction Manager. At Lifestyle Communities, he was responsible for managing the predevelopment, construction, and successful completion of several $50M+ master-planned, multi-family development projects.

    Mr. French obtained his undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University in 2004, where he was also a two-time letterman member of the golf team and member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Mr. French resides in Columbus, Ohio.

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    Nicholas J. Ulrich (614) 591-4500

    Nicholas J. Ulrich is involved in Operating Company and Real Estate investments at Tri-W Group.

    Prior to joining Tri-W Group, Mr. Ulrich was a Managing Director of Stonehenge Partners, a firm that directs the investment activities for approximately $1 billion in mezzanine and equity commitments. Mr. Ulrich started his career at Stout Risius Ross, Inc., in Chicago, where he was a Senior Analyst participating in the Investment Banking Group’s merger and acquisition advisory activities. Mr. Ulrich serves on the boards of several private companies and is a board member of the Columbus chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

    Mr. Ulrich received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting, summa cum laude, from Miami University. Mr. Ulrich and his wife have three children and reside in Powell, Ohio.