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The Fred W. King Award for Lifetime Achievement

A stalwart of the Minneapolis FM Community, Fred King represents the best in all of us.  In leading the proliferation of the Inspec brand, Fred established offices in Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.  This widespread base of influence allowed Fred to create opportunities for literally thousands of aspiring engineering and facilities management professionals to enhance their skills and advance their careers.  A dedicated Member of AFE, Fred continues to serve as a stalwart leader of the association both locally and nationally.  Fred has held several leadership positions on the AFE Board of Directors as well as within AFE Region 3 and continues to serve as a trusted adviser to the AFE 13 (Twin Cities Chapter) leadership team. 

The AFE Founders Award was developed to recognize the achievements of an AFE Member who embodied the spirit of the very founders of AFE.  In 2019, it was decided that no single AFE Member in recent memory reflected the intent behind this award more than Fred King.  It followed, naturally, that The AFE Founders Award should be forever renamed for a truly remarkable and giving individual, our very own Mr. Fred W. King.  The Fred W. King Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes the work of an AFE Member who, over the course of her or his lifetime, has not only achieved lofty heights for herself or himself, but who has also created opportunities for other to excel.

The King Award is presented each year during the AFE Founders Day Reception.  Visit our event calendar for details on the next AFE Founders Day Reception.

"The profession has been good to me; so, I just want to give a little back."   ~   Fred W. King


(as the AFE Founders Award)

Edward J. Stanek Sr. 

President / CEO 
LAI Reliability Systems Inc.


Fred W. King

Director of Marketing