Francis M. “Frank” Drake passed away on April 30 at age 93. He was a recipient of the Asphalt Institute’s Roll of Honor award. Mr. Drake retired from the Asphalt Institute in 1977. He was the Regional Managing Engineer for the Northern Division of AI. Prior to that, he was Construction Engineer with the Kansas Highway Commission. Drake was best known for his development of a mechanism for cross-slope control of asphalt paving machine screeds.