Who is DWA Search?

Dick Williams & Associates (DWA Search) was founded in 1988 by Dick Williams, a semiconductor sales and marketing executive with over 30 years of organizing and directing sales groups.

DWA’s mission statement is to work with companies that have critical positions needed to be filled and then proceed to find and match the right person to the right recruitment opportunity.

Dick Williams


Founded in 1988 by Dick Williams – a semiconductor executive bringing firsthand experience to the search process – is well versed in the areas of capital equipment, instrumentation, material, chemicals and automations. As a president, sales and marketing vice-president and an operations director, Dick understands recruitment from management’s point of view.

Prior to beginning DWA, he had over thirty years of Sales, Marketing and Operations experience with a variety of process equipment and instrumentation firms. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, he was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps in the early 1960s.


Patricia Blakey

Executive Search Consultant

Associate and Executive Search Consultant, Blakey Group, Pat has more than 15 years of international experience in marketing, consulting, business development, talent acquisition and management for the construction, engineering, energy and technology sectors. She is author of the upcoming book, Under the Bus and a motivating Life and Business Coach.


7901 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 320 | Pleasanton, CA 94588 | Phone: 925 980-4991 | dick@dwasearch.com