Chemical Engineering – 1958
Gary E. Frashier grew up in Pampa, Texas, where he graduated from high school in 1954. Mr. Frashier received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1958 and his Master of Science Degree in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970 under the Alfred P. Sloan Executive Training Program.
After graduation from Tech, Mr. Frashier accepted employment as a research engineer with the DuPont Corporation, Savannah River Plant, Atomic Energy Division, Aiken, South Carolina. In 1959 Mr. Frashier moved to Cabot Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts. During his 15 year sat Cabot he advanced from research and development group leader to general manager of Specialty Alloy Foundry Products. During this period he was manager of a Cabot Plant in Columbia, South America for awhile. Mr. Frashier joined the Lactate Corporation. Newington, Connecticut in 1974, as vice president and general manager of their Latin American operations. He was advanced to president, industrial products group prior to leaving Loctite in 1979. Since 1979, Mr. Frashier has been associated with the Millipore Corporation, first as president of Millipore International Operations, and presently as executive vice president of the Millipore Corporation and president of two subsidiary companies–Waters Associates, Inc. and Continental Water Purification Corporation. The Millipore Corporation is a leader in the field of specially filtration products and filter media, liquid chromatography and water purification. Mr. Frashier’s position at Millipore involves overall management of product lines with sales of $160M per year.
Mr. Frashier is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Texas and Louisiana and is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Scientific Apparatus Manufacturers Association and American Supply and Machinery Manufacturers Association. He is a member of AIChE, Instrument Society of America, American Society of Metals, and Young Presidents Organization.
Mr. Frashier has been active in civic affairs throughout his professional life. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and president of the Jaycees while in Pampa, Texas. He has been a member of the Technical Committee, Indianapolis 500 mile race and United States Auto Club. He presently holds memberships in the MIT Club of Boston, the Society of Sloan Fellows (MIT), the Faculty Club of MIT, Annisquam Yacht Club, Sombrero Country Club, and Algonquin Club of Boston.
Mr. Frashier is married to the former Sandra Atwater. Mr. and Mrs. Frashier have three children – Brian, who is a sophomore marketing major at Texas Tech; Kathy, who attends Burdette School in Boston, Massachusetts; and Denise, who is in the eighth grade. Mr. and Mrs. Frashier are members of the Presbyterian Church.
In spite of his heavy commitments, both professional and civic, Mr. Frashier has managed to find time for hobbies and recreation including sailing (he owns a sailboat named "Lone Star", skiing, golf and in his own words being a beach bum.
Texas Tech is proud to be able to bestow upon Mr. Gary E. Frashier the title of DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.