Deputy Director – Silver State Industries, Acting Public Information Officer
Deputy Director William “Bill” Quenga is responsible for Silver State Industries, the self-supporting industrial program within the Nevada Department of Corrections. Quenga oversees several operations within multiple prisons, where inmates make furniture, restore automobiles, screen print, embroider, sew and more. He is dedicated to creating quality products, while preparing offenders to re-enter society with job skills and a sense of pride in their work.
Quenga has been with the Nevada Department of Corrections for 23 years, 20 of which he has worked for Prison Industries. He started as a Correctional Officer in 1995 and in time promoted to PI Supervisor II and subsequently to PI Marketing Coordinator, where he handled all aspects of Prison Industries. He now leads prison industries while also acting as Public Information Officer.
Quenga has attended and completed several Lean Manufacturing Programs, Industry Standards programs, and the National Institute of Corrections Directors Leadership Program. As a member or National Correctional Industries Association, he works with other Correctional Industries Directors nationally and internationally on improving Correctional Industries Practices. Quenga brings to his job previous experience in the private sector as well as working with federal and local law enforcement agencies.
Quenga is a member of the Goodguys Hot Rod Association. His hobbies include working on classic cars, bowling and spending time with his family.
He is a Marine Corps veteran.