US bulk material processing and handling systems company Superior Industries says that Squires has been a mentor to dozens of producers and manufacturers during his long career including many colleagues in Superior's wet processing segment.
"Early on, he put me in the right situations and pointed me in the right direction so I could learn from him and others," said John Bennington, a colleague at Superior. "So many people learned many technical details from him that were essential to our own achievements,"
Superior says that Squires is a proven innovator and world-renowned expert in washing and classifying technologies. His work has earned five patents for the companies he served. He is a co-inventor of next-level, computer control systems for classifying tanks.
"On behalf of all of our employees at Superior, I want to express our deepest gratitude to Frank," says Bennington. "His generosity of time, passion for customers and patience to teach have made us all better people inside and outside of work."
After graduating from Des Moines Technical High School in 1957, Squires started as a draftsman at Eagle Iron Works (EIW). He drew up washing equipment during his 16 years at the company before transitioning into more technical work. Eventually, he took on a position fully dedicated to sales in 1971 then became sales manager at GreyStone in the early 1990s. In 2014, Superior Industries acquired GreyStone and Squires served as an aggregate specialist for the manufacturer's wet processing products.