Longtime Exchange Owner Passes
Bob Wilbur, 76,
founder of Trade USA in Dallas, died July 16 at his home. Bob and
his wife, Bonnie, started Trade USA in 1990, and built the exchange
to more than 300 members in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In May 2007
they received the Consumers Choice Award (CCA) for Best of
Dallas-Fort Worth in the barter company category
reared seven children. Six of them are college graduates, two have
PhDs and one an MA in engineering, and all are building their
families and careers from California to New Hampshire. Prior to
moving to Dallas, Bob and Bonnie lived in New England.
Wilbur, a CPA,
graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1954. He was senior
accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company and general
manager of Door Controls Inc., both in Boston; assistant controller
of MKM Knitting Mills in Manchester (NH); internal audit supervisor
of Raytheon in Lexington (MA); assistant treasurer of Glens Falls
(NY) Insurance Company.
he was controller of Pnobscott Co., vice president finance and
administration of S.S. Pierce Co., and vice president of Samson
Ocean Systems, all in Boston.
active with Breakfast Dallas, a networking group, and both Bob and
Bonnie were members of the National Association Of Trade Exchanges.