Frederic A. Soderberg was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in September 1902. He graduated from Bangor High School and completed his degree as a Chemical Engineer in 1925 from the University of Maine.
Soderberg started his professional career with International Paper Company where he worked from 1925-1928. He moved on to work with General Dyestuff Corporation, 1928-1959, becoming Manager of the Industrial Division in 1949. He joined F. C. Huyck & Sons in 1953 as Vice President of Marketing and became President of the corporation in 1959.
Soderberg was a charter member of the University of Maine Pulp & Paper Foundation serving as Vice President from 1960-1961 and President from 1961 to 1967. He also served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors and received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University. He was a member of the Commercial Development Association, the first Chair of the Chemical Marketing and Economic Division of the American Chemical Society, and Chair of the Paper Industry Management Association Affiliates. He also served as a delegate of the American Kennel Club. He died in Albany, New York on March 27, 1993.
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Chemical engineering, Pulp science, Paper manufacturing