Chief Executive Officer
A third-generation Fehsenfeld family business leader, Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Jr. currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of The Heritage Group, 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. In 1980, Fred became CEO of The Heritage Group, a title he holds today. Prior to joining the family business, Fred spent two years at ConocoPhillips.
Fred is managing trustee of The Heritage Group Board of Trustees and chairman of the board of The Heritage Group Holdings Company Board, 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.