Fred Stover graduated with a Bachelor of Ceramic Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1960. He was a sales representative for Norton Co. (now St. Gobain) of Worcester, MA from 1960-67. He co-founded Applied Ceramics, Inc. in 1967 in Doraville, GA. Stover was the Ceramic Engineer and Lab Director for Thermo materials, now Ceradyne, in Scottdale, GA from 1975-77. He was a district sales manager for Exolon Co. 1977-1985. Since 1985, he has been principal, chair and founder of Matrix Enterprises.
In 2005 Stover was elected to the Engineering Hall of Fame at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has spoken at student events at the University of Missouri-Rolla (now MS&T-Rolla) and Georgia Tech and is a consultant for the abrasive and refractory industries on the use of silicon carbide, fused alumina and boron carbide.
Stover is a past president of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers. He was the chair of the Technology and Manufacturing sub-committee of The American Ceramic Society’s Meetings Committee and a member of the President’s Council of Industrial Advisors. In addition, he has chaired the John Jeppson and Corporate Environmental Achievement Award Committees. He is currently the ACerS/NICE Link for the Order of the Engineer. In 2012, Stover was inducted as a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society.