C. Raymond Dahl, ME’43
C. Raymond Dahl, ME’43 received the 1975 President’s Citation and the 1981 Gano Dunn Award. He received his MBA from Stanford University in 1947, and joined the paper manufacturer Crown Zellerbach in 1950 as an industrial engineer. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 1970, and played a pivotal role in stabilizing the company during the 1970s. Dahl retired from Crown Zellerbach in 1981, and the company was acquired by James River Corporation in 1987. The Montgomery Street Foundation, formerly the Crown Zellerbach Foundation, became a separate entity after the acquisition, and Dahl continued to serve as Director after his retirement. Under his guidance, the Foundation contributed generously and often to The Cooper Union from 1966 until it dissolved in 2001.
Dahl served as director of Bank of America Corporation, Pharmacia Corporation, Monsanto Chemical Group, American Paper Institute, the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Roundtable. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Bay Council, the Federal Reserve Board in San Francisco and the Conference Club, and was an active member of the Northern California Industry-Education Council and the Forest Industries Committee on Timber Valuation and Taxation.
C. Raymond Dahl, ME’43, was inducted into The Cooper Union Hall of Fame in 2009.