Chairman of the Board
A third-generation Fehsenfeld family business leader, Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Jr. currently serves as Chairman of The Heritage Group Holdings Company Board, continuing a legacy of family leadership that began with his grandfather, John E. Fehsenfeld, in 1930.
Fred’s career with The Heritage Group spans over 40 years, during which he has provided a breadth of experience in leadership and management across a wide variety of industries, including his role as CEO from 1980 to 2020. Prior to joining the family business, Fred spent two years at ConocoPhillips.
In addition to his role as Chairman, Fred is also the managing trustee of The Heritage Group Board of Trustees and Chairman of the board of directors of Calumet GP, LLC, and the board of directors of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Fred also holds a seat on the Heritage Environmental Services, Inc. Advisory Board.
In 2016, Fred’s daughter, Amy, assumed the role of president of The Heritage Group, marking the beginning of the transition to fourth-generation leadership – a rarity in the realm of family businesses – and a true testament to Fred’s dedication to the long-term success of the organization.
Fred holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Duke University and an M.S. in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School.
Fred and his wife, Suzie, share a passion for their local Indianapolis community and global conservation efforts. Fred is an avid world traveler and fisherman.