Frederick H. Weber II
Frederick H. Weber II—a businessman, entrepreneur, and inventor—was born to Frederick and Oval Schackelford Weber in Rochester, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1924. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University and did post graduate work at Case Western Reserve University of Technology. Mr. Weber was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as a fighter pilot during WWII in the South Pacific and England.
Mr. Weber’s professional career began at Abbott Laboratories, formerly Faultless Rubber Company. In 1965, he founded the former Fred H. Weber Co., Inc., a manufacturer’s representative sales company in Ashland. Mr. Weber served as Chief Executive Officer of Mohican Industries, Inc., which he founded in 1980. He is credited with design patents of several molded rubber parts as well as process patents for the molding of rubber parts.
A member of Peace LutheranChurch, Mr. Weber served as president of the church council. He was co-founder and past president of the Board of the County Humane Society and past president of the Ohio Federated Humane Societies. In 1996 he was given the Humane Award for distinguished service by the Capital Area Humane Society. Mr. Weber was a Board member of Big Brothers-Little Sisters and was named in the 1993 Who’s Who Registry of Global Business Leaders.
Mr. Weber died in 1998, having made Ashland “home” for 45 years. His never ending energy and spirit attributed to Mr. Weber’s accomplishments and contributions to the Ashland community that will long be remembered.