Wayne Frocke was born and raised in Brunswick, Maryland, at age thirteen, his family moved to Silver Spring, Maryland where he attended Wheaton High School. Wayne studied Sales Management at Montgomery Junior College and continued his education in Pittsburgh at Allegany Community College, receiving a degree in “Sales Management”. He married in 1958 and has three wonderful sons, Michael, John and Thomas. In 2002, Wayne married Marie Marco, embracing her two sons, Frank and Thomas. Together they have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Frocke was employed by Manhattan Laundry and then Rock Creek Ginger Ale Company in the Washington, DC area, as a Driver/Salesman until March 1963, when he joined Ecolab as a Service Technician. Within six months Ecolab promoted him to Salesman, covering the Virginia and Washington, DC markets.
In 1970, Wayne Frocke received another promotion to District Sales Manager for the Washington, DC area which also included Maryland. Mr. Frocke was able to secure many accounts for Ecolab; some of the most distinguished accounts included the United States Senate, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington Hospital Center, United States Soldiers Home & Hospital, Maryland University, the Washington Hilton and the Madison Hotel. In 1973, he transferred to Pittsburgh and his area included; western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, West Virginia and western Maryland where he concentrated on building a sales force, hiring and training sales personnel for those markets.
Wayne Frocke made a major move and transferred to New York City in 1976 as District Sales Manager, hiring and training personnel and later concentrating his energies on sales in Manhattan on major accounts. During his 46 year career with Ecolab, Wayne has maintained and achieved many accolades as a distinguished salesman, repeatedly leading his district and area in annual sales, which included many major accounts, most recently, the New York Marriott Marques, the Museum of Modern Art and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.