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Ward Arthur Fredericks

Ward Arthur Fredericks, American venture capitalist.

Background

  • Fredericks, Ward Arthur was born on December 24, 1939 in Tarrytown, New York, United States. Son of Arthur George and Evelyn (Smith) Fredericks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science cum laude, Michigan State University, 1962. Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University.

    Career

    • President Goss Company. Associate director Technics Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1964-1968. General manager logistics systems Massey-Ferguson, Inc., Toronto, Canada, 1968-1969, vice president management services, comptroller Canada, 1969-1973, senior vice president finance, director finance Americas Canada, 1975, comptroller Canada, 1973-1975.

      Senior vice president marketing Massey.Ferguson, Inc., 1975-1978, also president, general manager tractor division, 1978-1980. Principal Warner Bros. Saunders & Company, 1962—1964.

      General manager Rockwell Graphic Systems, 1980-1982. Vice president operations Rockwell International, 1980-1984. Vice president Federal MOG, 1983-1984.

      Founder MIXTEC Group, LLC, 1984, chairman, since 1998. Principal Venture Associates, since 1993. Director Polyfet RF, Inc., Venture Associates, Badger Horthland, Inc., MST, Inc., California, Tech-Mark Group, Inc., Spectra Technology, Inc., Mixtec Group-Venture Capital, Inc., Unicorn Corporation, Mixtec Food Group California, Mixtec Signal Technology, Harry Ferguson, Inc., M.F. Credit Corporation, M.F. Credit Company Can Ltd.

      Chairman ProduceCareers.com., 2000-2002.

    Works

    • Author: (with Edward Smykay) Physical Distribution Management, 1974. Author: Management Vision, 1988, Competitive Advantage in Technology Organizations, 1986, Competitive Advantage in Technology Firms, 1996. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Board directors, member executive committee Des Moines Symphony, 1975-1979. President Conejo Symphony, 1988-1990, Westlake Village Cultural Foundation, 1991, Conejo Valley Industrial Association, 1990, 93, Aviation Community College California, 2001, Indian Wells Desert Symphony, 2002, board directors, 2001-2002. Member executive committee Alliance for Arts, vice chair.

    Member Constitution Bicentennial Committee, 1987-1988, Ventura County Airport Commission, 1995-1999, La Quinta Arts Foundation. Member World Affairs Council of Desert, president, 2001-2006, chairman since 2006. Board directors Ventura County Business Incubator, 1996-1999, Cochella Valley Community Concerts Association, 1992-1995, College The Desert Foundation, since 2002, chairman investment committee, 2004, vice president, 2006, president, since 2007.

    Vice president Committee Leaders Club, 1988, president, 1989-1990. Board regents California Lutheran University, 1990-1999, chairman academy affairs, 1992-1999, executive committee, 1992-1999, vice chairman, 1997-1998. President council McCallun Theater, Palm Desert.

    Member President's circle College of Desert, Palm Desert. Member representative central committee State California, 1993-1998. President World Affairs Council of Desert, 2001-2006, chairman, 2006.

    Board directors Boys and Girls Club Coachella Valley, since 2003. President Fredericks Foundation, since 2002. Chairman Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce, 1990.

    National councillor World Affairs Council, Washington, since 2004, director, since 2006. Chair investment committee COD Foundation, since 2002, executive committee, since 2005, vice president, 2006, president since 2007. Fellow American Transportation Association.

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Sons of the American Revolution, American Marketing Association, National Council Physical Distribution Management (executive committee 1974), Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, International Fresh-Cut Produce Association, Society Automotive Engineers, United States Strategic Institute, Technology Executives Forum (Technology Corridor 100 award 1989), International Food Manufacturing Association, Produce Marketing Association, Toronto Board Trade, English-Speaking Union (board directors 2004-2006), Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce (chairman 1990), Old Crows, Association Advanced Technology Education, Air Force Association, Aerospace Society, Experimental Aircraft Association, Military Order World Wars, Conference Air Force (Colonel), Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce (chairman board 1990-1991), Community Leaders Club, President's Club Michigan State University, President's Circle/College of the Desert, English-Spkg. Union, Friends of Parliament, Old Bold Pilots Club, Indian Wells Country Club, Sherwood Country Club, St. Georges Club (United Kingdom), Aviation Country Club of California (vice president 1999, president 2000), Sandstone Club (Vail, Colorado), Rotary (director since 2003), Flying Rotarians, World Affairs Council (national board director since 2007), Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia A. Sexton, June 12, 1960. Children: Corrine E., Lorrine L., Ward A.
    • father: Arthur George Fredericks
    • mother: Evelyn (Smith) Fredericks
    • spouse: Patricia A. Sexton
    • children: Corrine E. Fredericks
    • Lorrine L. Fredericks
    • Ward A. Fredericks
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    Born December 24, 1939
    • 1962
      Michigan State University
    • 1963
      Michigan State University
    • 1962 - 1964
      principal Warner Bros. Saunders & Company
    • 1964 - 1968
      associate, director Technics Group
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1968 - 1969
      general manager, logistics systems Massey-Ferguson
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      senior, vice president marketing Massey.Ferguson
    • 1980 - 1982
      general manager, Rockwell Graphic Systems
    • 1980 - 1984
      vice president, operations Rockwell International
    • 1983 - 1984
      vice president, Federal MOG
    • 1984
      founder MIXTEC Group
    • 1993
      principal Venture Associate, s
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