Personal and Work
William Wilson was born and raised in Warren, Michigan.
Throughout his high school years he was very active in using
computers and quickly became proficient in programming. He
enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 19 where he found
himself dealing with more computers and more programming.
Throughout his Naval career William was given many responsibilities
and challenges. He became a Master Training Specialist and
instructed in excess of 250 students. Included in his achievements
was to supervise a work center, group work center, and he
attained Divisional LPO and Department LPO. William was a
successful Recruiter for the Navy and he managed and supported
After retiring from the Navy, William went on to become
President of South Port computers in Zion, IL. After a few
years he was offered a position with Platinum Entertainment,
at which point he moved to Chicago, IL. Platinum Entertainment
moved William, his wife and four children to Atlanta, GA.
Platinum Entertainment closed their Chicago office and filed
bankruptcy in 2000. William left Platinum and took a new
position with Surface Exchange. They were a start up company
in Atlanta. The web based carped wholesaler was off to a
great start. The position was exactly what William had hoped
for in the interest of taking a position with a start up
company. The company lost funding before the website took
off, and the project was folded.
At this point in his career, William decided to take a
few months off and spend some time with his family. His newest
edition to his family had just arrived, and taking some time
to spend at home with the family was just what he needed.
By January of 2001, he was more than ready to get back to
work, and that is just what he did. He took a Senior System
Engineer position for NetTech. He was the lead on the project
for Bank of America. He was overseeing the Desktop Upgrade
from Win95 to NT 4.0 workstation for 288 systems. This company
was based in Florida with offices in various other cities.
Bank of America's contract with NetTech ended.
At this point, it seemed that most positions that were available
during the fall of the dotcoms and the loss of jobs during
the September 11, 2001 times didn't leave a lot available,
but many companies were looking for someone part time. William
and his wife Lalena Wilson had already started Zylo-Net in
early 1999. It was a web design and development company.
Lalena, a stay at home mother of 4 had wanted to a job that
gave her the flexibility of taking care of the children as
well. She had been designing web sites since the early 90's.
William and Lalena decided to open a second branch of Zylo-Net
and incorporate it. This would give William the freedom to
take those jobs as a contractor and still allow Lalena to
do her web designing as well. The two facets of Zylo-Net
compliment each other so well that most clients that had
web sites with Zylo-Net were interested in the computer work.
And several of the clients that utilize the computer technical
skills of Zylo-Net also have become interested in web sites.
It seemed as though William had really hit his nitch. Now
in 2005. Zylo-Net has seen 2 of its major clients close,
and several clients have picked up enough business to finally
be able to hire in house technicians. William is glad to
see the job market take a turn for the better. And has begun
to seek a position with another company that will give him
an opportunity to utilize his business management skills.
Zylo-Net's client base has down sized and there are enough
employees to handle the client base without William, so the
business will not be shifted by the loss of William. Lalena
Wilson will continue to oversee and operate the Zylo-Net
business structure as a whole.
In August 2007 William was diagnosed with tongue cancer at the back of the throat.
He had a port and feeding tube placed. In September 2007 the feeding tube got infected.
So they removed the feeding tube and replaced it in a new location. He also started Chemo and
radiation treatments. He also started feeding through the feeding tube. In December 2007
he completed his treatments. The cancer when into remission. He was hospitalized for mal
nutrition due to the inability to swallow. So he began IV feedings and feeding via the feeding
tube. In February 2009 he was diagnosed with recurring aspiration pneumonia and was
hospitalization. He also had his port removed. He also detected with MRSA and the
MRSA colonized in the lungs. He was hospitalized over the next several months for
recurring pneumonia and MRSA. In July 2009 he developed neuropathy in his hands.
In September 2009 he was hospitalized for respiratory distress, he also had surgery
for SVT's. In October 2009 William had several procedures done; thoracic surgery to
repair and drain pockes of fluid around the lungs, umbilical hernia repaired. In December 2009
was hospitalized for MRSA.
In January 2010 William had real tuff time he was hospitalized for respiratory distress,
he also had a trach placed and placed on a ventiltion for 2 weeks, after he was waken from his coma
he was sent to LTAC for 2 weeks, he was also diagnosed with MRSA again and had his PEG Tube converted
to a GJ Tube, and he was also hospitalized for recurring aspiration pneumonia. He was sent home on O2.
- Golfing -Once in a while William likes to take
time out for a game of golf. Since he has been in Georgia
he has not had as many opportunities to persue this, but
is looking forward to new opportunities.
- Racing - Modified Mini Stock - William currently holds
his NASCAR license to operate and drive his modified mini stock
car. While he spends more time working on the cars with
his children than racing them, he looks forward to the
day that he will be able to race the car.
William and Lalena Wilson have 5 children. They were born
in California, Michigan, Iowa, and Georgia. The children
are active in many events including football, NJ ROTC, modified
mini stock racing, and the DEProgram for the U.S.