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Frederick G. Wacker, Jr.

January 1, 2019

Chairman of the Board Liquid Control Corporation (Deceased) – Lake Bluff, Illinois

Frederick G. Wacker, Jr. graduated from Yale University and was first employed by the A.C. Delco Spark Plug Division of General Motors in Flint, Michigan. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, and became Senior Fighter Director Officer on the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Shamrock Bay, CVE 84. Upon his return to civilian life, Mr. Wacker became President of the Ammco Tools Company in 1948. During his 40 year tenure as President, the company grew 50 times due in part to the expanded number of lines of automotive service equipment being offered. Then in 1954, Mr. Wacker founded the Liquid Controls Corporation, which manufacturers a complete line of displacement fluid meters and ancillary devices for the military, petroleum, food and chemical industries. His markets stretch worldwide. He continues to serve as Chairman, his son having become President in 1987. During his career, Mr. Wacker has served as President to the Sports Car Club of America, The Racquet Club of Chicago, The Chicago Presidents Organization and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. He has also received the Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Northwood University and was elected to the Lake Forest Academy Hall of Fame. He has raced automobiles both in America and abroad – having been the first American to race in the famed International Grand Prix Circuit in 1953 and 1954. He also enjoys motorcycling, painting, tennis, skiing and golf. His wife, Jana, and Fred have three children and reside in Lake Bluff, Illinois. “Northwood graduates have been creators of wealth to the benefit of others, rather than absorbers of wealth to the benefit of themselves.”