For many decades, people have called Houston’s “Mr. Fix It” when they have a problem. That man is Fred Zeidman, 73. He started his turnaround career inside the executive suite, having gotten a taste for trouble as chairman and CEO of Unibar Corp., a drilling fluids company he purchased in the early 1980s, right before the bottom fell out of the oil market.
“We made it through the bad times and came out of it with cash in our pocket,’’ he said. Zeidman sold the company to Anchor Drilling Fluids in 1992.