I had the privilege of working for Fred at Georgia Pacific while he was the outside sales manager for Michigan and Ohio. During that time I got to know him both as a boss and mentor and also on a personal level as someone I considered a friend. Fred was always fair and thoughtful in dealing with people and all of us who worked for him had a great deal of respect for the man. Freds faith and inner strength got him through many personal issues in his life one of which was the passing of his daughter Rachel. Like with his daughter his time here was short but he now is with her and other family members. My thoughts and prayers go out to his son and remaining family members during this time of mourning.