C. Frederick Ford

Facilities Manager, Freshwater Institute


Fred FordIn addition to his facility management responsibilities, Fred’s talent as a creator and fabricator of experimental systems and equipment contributes to the research quality and function of the Freshwater Institute. His talents as carpenter and fine woodworker have been powerful aids to the Freshwater Institute’s world of plastic pipe, fiberglass, silicone caulk and duct tape.

One of the first employees of The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, Fred has been with the organization since 1988. Prior to working for the Freshwater Institute, Fred owned a construction business specializing in the preservation and rescue of structures built before the 20th century. Before that, Fred held jobs in manufacturing, cabinetmaking and warehousing.

Contact: fford@conservationfund.org   Phone: 304-876-2815, ext. 201   Office: Freshwater Institute, National Headquarters (WV)