INDIANAPOLIS-Frederick E. Meyer, founder of Thermo-set Plastics Inc., an Indi-anapolis formulator of epoxies, silicones and urethanes, died May 6. He had prostate cancer. Meyer, 73, founded the firm in 1959 and served as its chief executive officer until he retired in 1993. Thermoset Plastics re-mains owned by the Meyer family, according to Presi-dent Bob Meyer, his son.
Frederick Meyer was a past president of the Epoxy Resin Formulators Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. of Washington. He co-founded the Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, and served for eight years as its chairman.
He was a 1947 graduate of Purdue University, and worked for the Bureau of Reclamation on the Grand Coulee Dam in the state of Washington, and in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers .
He received the Distin-guished Flying Cross and five air medals during World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy.
Meyer was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.