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William C. Stahl, Jr.
William C. Stahl, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1939. He graduated Lincoln High School in Seattle and entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1958. After 4 years in the Corps, Mr. Stahl worked at the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. He married in 1962 and attended the University of Washington pursuing a business degree. After positions at Bekin’s Moving and Storage, Pan American World Airways and Connecticut Mutual Life, Mr. Stahl began a new path as a salesman for John H. Marvin Company, selling industrial process control equipment.
In 1971 Mr. Stahl and a business partner founded Set-Point Control, Inc., a manufacturer’s representative and distribution firm. The company started with offices in Seattle and Portland and covered the 4 Northwestern states and Alaska. In 1977, the company opened the Richland, WA office to better serve the Hanford and Idaho Falls sites and also the WPPSS nuclear power plants.
Though the plan for the Stahl family was to set up the Richland office and move back to Seattle, they like the Tri-Cities so much they decided to stay. Mr. Stahl and wife, Annie, as well as 4 children and 9 grandchildren, still reside here.
In 1990, the founders sold Set-Point Control, Inc. and Mr. Stahl continued his career in the sales and marketing arena through the 90’s and into the new century. He had consulting duties for numerous local clients including TRIDEC, The Tri-Cities Science and Technology Park, MEIER Enteterprises, Columbia Energy and Environmental Services, Numerical Applications and the Nike Tri-Cities Open.
Mr. Stahl was invited to serve on the Kadlec Foundation Board in 2006. He currently serves as the Board Chair for 2011 and 2012.