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consultant , venture capitalist

Ward Arthur Fredericks, Venture capitalist, food industry consultant ( fin: inv. svc.ind: service, Cons.)venture capitalist, food industry consultant. award, 1989), Internat.


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


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


Director Technics Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1964-1968. General manager logistics systems Massey-Ferguson Inc., Toronto, 1968-1969, vice president management services, comptr., 1969-1973,senior vice president finance, director finance Americas, 1975^. Comptr. Massey-Ferguson Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1973-1975.

Principal Warner Bros. Saunders & Company, Washington, 1962^. Senior vice president marketing Massey/Ferguson, Inc., 1975-1978, also president, general manager Tractor division, 1978-1980.

General manager Rockwell Graphic Sys., 1980-1982. President Goss –°ompany. Vice president operations, Rockwell International, Pittsburgh, 1980-1984.

Vice president Federal MOG., 1983-1984. Chairman MIXTEC Group LLC, 1998^, also director, chairman. Principal Venture Assocs., 1993^. director Polyfet RF, Inc., Venture Assocs., Badger Northland Inc., MST, Inc., California, Tech-Mark GroupInc., 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 Canada Ltd.

Board of directors, mem.exec. committee Des Moines Symphony, 1975-1979. Executive Committee Conejo Symphony, president 1988-1990, president Westlake Village Cultural Foundation, 1991. Member Executive Committee Alliance for Arts.

President Conejo Valley Industrial Association, 1990, 93. Member Constitution Bicentennial Committee, 1987-1988, Ventura County Airport Commission, 1995^, LaQuinta Arts Foundation. Board directors Ventura County Business Incubator, 1996^.

Vice president Committee Leaders Club, 1988, president, 1989-1990, president Westlake Cultural Found, 1991. Vice chair Alliance for the Arts. RegentCalif. Lutheran U., 1990^, Executive Committee 1993^, chairman academic affairs 1993^, Executive Committee 1992^, chairman academic affairs, 1992^, vice chairman, 1997^.

Vice president Aviation Community College of California.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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.


Married Patricia A. Sexton, June 12, 1960. Children: Corrine E., Lorrine L., Ward A.

Arthur George Fredericks

Evelyn (Smith) Fredericks

Patricia A. Sexton

Corrine E. Fredericks

Lorrine L. Fredericks

Ward A. Fredericks