Bill Bentley

Director of Engineering

Bill Bentley is the Director of Engineering at KEA, where he leads the engineering team and specifically manages the integration of products into vehicles for human subject driving. He is a key senior member for KEA’s research and testing work with The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program, a research program bringing together the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), which represents the world’s leading automakers, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in one of the most important government and private sector partnerships in recent years. DADSS is part of a multi-faceted national commitment to reduce and help eliminate drunk driving.

Bill and his team work closely with KEA’s product manufacturing customers to ensure due diligence for safety and compliance of customer product releases and updates. He leads KEA’s innovation in engineering solutions to make the world a safer place through the delivery of state-of-the-art products that meet the world’s most stringent compliance requirements.

Bill holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island with a concentration in Solid Mechanics. He has over 25 years of experience in the development of innovative machinery and electro-mechanical safety products from concept through launch for various transportation and global industrial markets. Awarded with 7 patents related to this work, Bill also holds particular expertise in developing IoT products for wireless and smart sensors, developing business processes for new product development and change management, and leading project management teams.