William A. Ryan, known to his family, friends, and business associates as “Bill,” founded the TOP 1 Oil Products Company in 1979. Born in Chicago in 1917, Bill led a non-stop life that included serving our country in World War II, raising 13 children, and starting and operating many businesses.
Bill’s success came from his positive attitude, trustworthy nature, and entrepreneurial spirit. These attributes combined to help him start TOP 1 at the age of 62 and build a brand that’s sold today in more than 50 countries around the world.
While Bill believed that labelling his products as “Made in the USA” was important to positioning TOP 1 as a premium brand, he also ensured quality by using the finest raw materials.
Today, Bill’s legacy is carried on by his children and grandchildren who operate and manage the TOP 1 business.