The Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award


Mr. Edward C. Joullian III
Industrialist and Civic Leader

Edward C. Joullian the Third

Mr. Edward C. Joullian III

Mr. Edward C. Joullian III was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma, and grew up in Oklahoma City. In 1951 he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

His work as a natural gas engineer in industry was interrupted by a tour of Army duty in Korea, where he commanded a petroleum products laboratory unit. He returned to Oklahoma City in 1953 and began his career with Mustang Fuel Corporation. He was named Chairman of the Board and President of Mustang and its subsidiaries in 1964, the positions he holds today.

Mr. Joullian has been a long-time civic leader and volunteer worker. A former president of the Gas Processors Association and Junior Achievement of Greater Oklahoma City, and past Chairman of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Young President's Organization, he has also held various offices in civic clubs.

In addition to his many other public service accomplishments, Mr. Joullian, after more than 25 years of dedicated service, was selected as President of the Boy Scouts of America in 1982, the top volunteer position in the four and one-half million member youth organization. Prior to this honor, he had served in local, area and regional council offices, and he has been a member and officer of the national executive board since 1978.

He has been honored with Scouting's Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards for outstanding volunteer service to youth. An Eagle Scout as a youth, he also was honored with the Distinguished Eagle Award for more than a quarter century of outstanding achievement in business and civic affairs.

Year of Award: 1984