Longtime BCEDC Board Member Passes Away at 99
Carl Wallnau was a man who had a zest for life. He never stopped learning. His apartment was filled with stacks of manuals and books. Carl was a man of many talents, he was a writer, he played the trumpet, he was an engineer, an attorney & a corporate executive. He dabbled in the stock market as a day trader just for fun. He was a strong family-oriented person.
Carl served in WWII under both Patton and Jimmy Doolittle surviving many adventures in Tunisia, Naples, Sicily and behind the lines in Paris. After the war he continued his adventures as a field engineer for Standard Oil, building high pressure liquid propane installation in Haiti, Cuba, and Dominic Republic-during their political revolutions. He then worked in Sales and Marketing for Meenan Oil where he was promoted to Vice President and acquisition specialist for Meenan Oil. While with Meenan Oil he bought and sold over 50 companies and put the company on the New York Stock Exchange. After leaving Meenan in 1983, he became the CEO and attorney of Standard Oil.