Best known for being the chairman of the Board of the Dresser-Rand Group Inc since October of 2004, William E. Macaulay, who is now 63 years old, is also the chairman, managing director and CEO of First Reserve Corporation. He was first employed by the company, which is a private equity firm focusing on the energy industry, in 1983. Before First Reserve, William Macaulay co-formed the private equity firm Meridien Capital Company, a company specializing in buyouts. Prior to this, he acted as Oppenheimer and Co Inc’s director of corporate finance between 1972 and 1982, handling the investment of the company’s capital in PE transactions. He earned his B.B.A. magna cum laude degree in economics from the City College of New York, and his MBA degree from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

William Macaulay saw great opportunity with the acquisition of First Reserve Corporation of the Dresser-Rand Company for about $1.2 billion. m

First Reserve Corporation has a brief biography of William Macaulay, the company’s chief executive officer and chairman.

Inside Monitor provides William Macaulay’s trading activities such as stock sales, purchases and option exercises as reported by SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

William Macaulay was ranked as the 56th largest American contributor in 2006 on the Slate 60.

In America’s Most Generous Donors, William E. Macaulay was listed as the 57th contributor who donated $30 million to the City University of New York.

Bizjournals has an executive profile, with past and present corporate affiliations, of First Reserve Corporation’s CEO William Macaulay.

CUNY acknowledges Linda and William Macaulay as they contributed $30 million to launch the Macaulay Honors College.

William Macaulay commented on private equity firms focusing on acquiring energy-associated companies such as the recently acquired TXU Corp.

William E. Macaulay said he was excited about the new investment and collaboration First Reserve has with Vopak, a top independent storage terminal operator.

William Macaulay gives credit to Christopher Ortega, who was recently promoted to director, for the productivity of First Reserve.

GuruFocus has an updated chart on William Macaulay’s stock buys and sells.

Information about William E. Macaulay Honors College, a flagship program for students at CUNY (City University of New York), which was named after the school’s biggest contributor William E. Macaulay.