AccuWeather Names Boss Product Development Dir.
AccuWeather on Tuesday appointed Bill Boss director of product development, display systems and services.
Reporting to Ryan Ayers, VP of display systems and services, Boss brings 30 years of experience in the meteorological industry working in sales, marketing, product management, and executive roles in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region. He has comprehensive product experience spanning multiple industry verticals including broadcast media, insurance, and aviation.
Boss is most well-known in the broadcast industry from his experience in leading product and marketing for Weather Central’s broadcast solutions.
“As director of product development for display systems and services, Bill’s wealth of knowledge in the industry, along with his proven product development experience, will help AccuWeather identify new opportunities in our broadcast line of products and systems to continue to effectively meet the needs of our clients and partners, ” said Ayers.
“Bill will be instrumental in managing product solutions including AccuWeather’s complete local weather system StormDirector+ and the revolutionary StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution for all aspects of the broadcast presentation, from news, sports, weather, traffic, elections, live polling, social media, and more.”
Previously, Boss was director of product management for The Weather Co., focusing on its partnership with IBM to bring advanced weather insights to business utilizing big data and analytics. He also led the Weather Services International (WSI) product initiatives focused on decision support tools for airline pilots and solutions for large P&C insurers to help mitigate losses and improve catastrophe readiness.
Prior to working with WSI, Boss was VP and managing director Asia-Pacific for The Weather Co. International.
Previously, he worked as an executive overseeing product, marketing, and software development activities for Weather Central, a television broadcast software, data and content company.
Boss also has experience as a broadcast meteorologist for more than 11 years in various television markets in the United States. He is a degreed meteorologist, co-author of a patent for the 3D presentation of wind speeds, and has received the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval for Television Weathercasting.