CLEMSON, South Carolina — Marion “Bill” Beason of Lake Lure, North Carolina, has been named to the Clemson University Foundation board of directors. His four-year term began July 1.

Marion "Bill" Beason

Marion “Bill” Beason

Beason has a son, Brent, and daughter, Mitzi, who are Clemson graduates and a granddaughter who currently is a Clemson sophomore.

Beason retired in 2013 from B&W Fiber Glass, the company he founded in 1991 as an international consulting company. He still is involved with the company and his son, Brent, is its president.

A 1961 graduate of Clemson with a Bachelor of Science in industrial management, Beason worked in the fiberglass industry his entire career, including positions with Owens Corning, PPG Industries, John Manville and others with international assignments.

In 2000, BWF was expanded into manufacturing. Today, BWF consists of manufacturing plants in North Carolina, South Carolina, United Kingdom and Taiwan. Products are made and shipped as raw materials to approximately 150 worldwide clients for industrial applications utilizing strategic partners, acquisitions and technology.


Clemson University Foundation
The Clemson University Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized solely to promote the welfare and future development of Clemson University. It was chartered in 1933 to support the university’s educational and scientific goals. It is the responsibility of the board of directors to manage and disburse assets prudently within a policy that encourages the enhancement of the resources of the foundation.