Log In

William Kalar Clark

manufacturing executive

William Kalar Clark, American manufacturing executive. Named to Hall of Fame Western Floors magazine, 1960.


Clark, William Kalar was born on February 7, 1921 in Prairie Lee, Texas, United States. Son of Archibald Fletcher and Bird Ella (Shanklin) Clark.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, Austin, 1942. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1948.


Sales representative Uvalde Rock Asphalt Company, San Antonio, 1948-1952, sales manager Azrock division, 1952-1959, vice president sales, director, 1959-1967, executive vice president, director, 1967-1974, president, board chairman (name changed to Azrock Industries, Inc.), 1974-1986, chairman, chief executive officer, 1986-1991. Chairman emeritus, since 1991. Board directors Frost Bank, San Antonio.


Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1948. Member Resilient Floor Covering Institute (president 1968-1970, director since 1967), National Home Fashions League Foundation (board chairman 1977-1980), International Furnishings & Design Association Foundation (director since 1988), Phi Gamma Delta, The Argyle Club (board governors, 1982-1984), The German Club, Order of the Alamo, Texas Cavaliers.