Millennium Magazine_8th Ed

131 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ENTREPRENEURS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER The Orchard Little Switzerland, NC CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER KGK International, Inc. Syosset, NY Millennium Magazine Featured Listee WILLIAM “BILL” D. CARSON William “Bill” D. Carson earned a master’s degree at Purdue University and joined IBM in 1961. He earned distinction as a rocket scientist during his 32 years with IBM, implementing among other tasks the guidance and control of all Apollo rockets from launch through earth orbit on the way to the Moon, and the ground control system for Global Position System (GPS). He retired as vice president of IBM’s Federal Systems Division in 1993. In 1995, Mr. Carson assumed management of Orchard at Altapass on the North Carolina Blue Rudge Parkway, purchased by his sister to prevent developers from spoiling a spectacular place. He established a public charity of the Orchard with the mission to preserve the land, celebrate its history, honor mountain cultural values and represent this unique place to the thousands of yearly visitors. He has been recognized for his work encouraging travel and tourism in Western North Carolina, receiving the Charles J. Parker Award, the highest award from the Travel Council of North Carolina, and the Esse Quam Videri Award from the North Carolina state motto, “To be rather to seem,” the highway award from the North Carolina Tourism Board. Commencing his career 20 years ago as a sales representative, Nitin Dhariwal grew to manage KGK International, Inc., beginning in 2004, escalating from the rank of salesperson to manager, and finally, to chief operating officer. Citing his career highlight to be expanding the business to becoming the prominent company it is recognized as today, he intends to help the business blossom into a worldwide entity. Alongside this role, he has also served as president of Unique Settings of New York since 2017, where he provides unique jewelry to individuals throughout New York. He attributes his immense success to the support and encouragement of his wife, Fapna. Drawing upon a Bachelor of Science in business and commerce from Symbiosis College of Arts &Commerce in his native India from2002, Mr. Dhariwal is especially proud of catering to his clientele and providing them with the happiness and sense of fulfillment that they deserve. Notably, he and his team of professionals provide sustainability in the way they conduct business, thus assuring his clients that they are receiving the best possible service. Looking forward, he intends to experience the continued success of his businesses. NITIN DHARIWAL