Bill Almon, a Los Altos Hills environmental activist who led a prominent campaign to shut down the Lehigh Hanson Cement Plant and quarry, died June 13 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Almon was 83.
A native of St. Louis, Mr. Almon earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and pursued graduate work in economics at Georgetown University. He enjoyed a successful career in high-tech, founding two companies, StorMedia Inc. in 1994 and Grandis Inc. in 2002. He served as CEO at both companies. Mr. Almon also spent 30 years with IBM Corp., holding executive positions in software and hardware management.