Retired Standard Oil Exec Dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ William Frederick Bramstedt, 83, a retired executive of Standard Oil Co. of California, has died following a lengthy illness.
Bramstedt, who died Thursday, joined Standard Oil of California, now Chevron Corp., in 1927 and held various engineering assignments at the company’s refinery in Richmond, Calif. He was named vice president and director of Standard Oil Co. of British Columbia in Vancouver in 1940.
He was named vice president and director of Standard Oil Co. of Alaska in 1943, then moved to Standard Oil of California’s refinery in El Segundo, Calif., in 1946 as process superintendent.
In 1947, Bramstedt became vice president of crude oil sales for Caltex Corp., a joint venture between Standard Oil of California and Texaco, then was named Caltex president in 1949 and chairman in 1957.
Bramstedt became vice president of government relations for Standard Oil of California in San Francisco in 1963, a position he held until his retirement in 1970.