Executive Vice President, Paramount Farms
Bill Phillimore is the executive vice president for Paramount Farming Co., the world’s largest grower and processor of almonds and pistachios, a position he has held since 1987. His responsibilities at Paramount Farming include water and power issues as well as administration. Phillimore’s previous employment includes a number of positions with farming companies and wineries throughout California. He is currently very active in the California water arena, both locally, where his positions include chairman of the Kern Water Bank Authority, and at the state and federal levels, where he is involved in a large number of projects and discussions surrounding the issue of California’s water challenges.