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Carl Francis Wapiennik

Carl Francis Wapiennik, American manufacturing executive, planetarium and science institute administrator. Recipient Man of Year award in science Pittsburgh Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969.


  • Wapiennik, Carl Francis was born on October 10, 1926 in Donora, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Karl and Rose (Kidzinski) Wapiennik.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1953.


    • Production supervisor Radio Corporation of America, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 1953—1954. Staff physicist Buhl Planetarium and Institute Popular Science, Pittsburgh, 1954—1964, executive director, 1964—1982. Owner, operator Work-O-Art Miniatures (small manufacturing firm), 1983—2003.


    • Patentee means for controlling liquid flow.


    Member Rostraver Township Planning Commission, 1965-1967. Member advisory board Allegheny Chamber of Commerce (formerly North Side Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce), 1966-1967, director, 1968-1973, president, 1970. Member advisory council Salvation Army, 1978-1982.

    Board directors Baptist Homes, Pittsburgh, 1982-1994. Chairman Rostraver Township Municipal Water Authority, 1990-1994. With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.

    Member Pittsburgh Baptist Association (board directors 1976-1982), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma.


    • Married Elva Louise Bartron, November 27, 1953. Children: Carl Eric, Ellen Louise.
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    Born October 10, 1926
    • 1953
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1953 - 1954
      Production supervisor Radio Corporation of America
      Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1954 - 1964
      staff physicist, Buhl Planetarium and Institute Popular Science
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1983 - 2003