Hoy E. Frakes, Jr. is an esteemed corporation president in Ohio and a practicing metallurgical engineer He is a gold cord graduate of the East High School Class of 1971, where he excelled in varsity football and varsity wrestling for three years. He was voted as East’s “Most Outstanding Wrestler” in his senior year. He attended Colorado School of Mines under a R.O.T.C Scholarship for four years and graduated in 1975 from Mines with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Subsequently, Mr. Frakes earned a Master of Business Administration in Production Management from the University of Colorado.
Upon graduating from Colorado School of Mines, Mr. Frakes entered the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served his country for four years in construction and combat platoon units. Upon discharge from the U.S. Army, Mr. Frakes worked for the CF&I Steel Corporation in Pueblo, Colorado; while there, he served as Senior Metallurgist. For more than four years, he was responsible for quality and metallurgy for the largest rail-manufacturing mill in North America. He was promoted in late 1984 to Quality Assurance Manager and Acting Plant Manager for the Electron Corporation out of Englewood, Colorado. Still in Colorado, in 1989, Mr. Frakes accepted a position as Senior Consultant for the Coopers and Lybrand Corporation in Denver Colorado.
After a hiatus of nine years in Nevada working as an executive and plant manager for the Titanium Metals Corporation and SPS Nonferrous Engineered Fasteners Company, Mr. Frakes and his wife, Kathy, and two children ventured to Ohio in 2000 working as a Senior Vice President and General Manager for Shield Alloy Metallurgical Corporation and later as President of Metallurg Vanadium, both in Cambridge, Ohio, where Mr. Frakes is still currently the President of Metallurg Vanadium. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Cambridge, Ohio and is Chairman of the Vanadium Producers and Recyclers of America. Since 2005, Mr. Frakes has served on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Manufacturers Association, where he is currently Vice-President, soon to become President.
In his capacity as a senior business executive, Mr. Frakes has earned the reputation of being a leader speaker, innovator, educator, coach, politician, scientist, and writer. His boyhood dream was to become President of the CF&l Steel Corporation in Pueblo, Colorado; otherwise, he would accept the leadership role of President of an equal or better performing company.