Frank Manale - In Memoriam
(1953 - 2020)
TEA mourns the passing of its co-founder, Francis (Frank) Manale. Frank co-founded TEA in December 1996 with Dr. Bradley Droy. During these formulative years, Frank and Brad worked to develop a firm based on creating new and innovative solutions for some of the leading environmental problems in the US. Some of these innovative solutions included developing a revolutionary biological groundwater remediation system using recirculating wells; pioneering a new, engineered approach to designing successful phytoremediation systems; commercializing a NASA patented product to treat contaminated groundwater and working with Brad created a company culture that valued each employee and family. According to Brad: “Frank was a true innovator and a leader in the environmental remediation field. He was not just a partner and colleague…. I counted him as one of my closest friends.” “Frank contributed generously to many charities and as part of the founding charter of the firm, we dedicated 10% of the firm’s profits for Christian charities.” Frank was an avid golfer and he loved LSU football. He is survived by his wife and son.