Frank is a Manufacturing Operations Executive
with proven leadership in building manufacturing operations that
create competitive advantages. He has a record of growing
profits and sales through operational excellence.
Frank works with companies that need
leadership in growth, competitiveness, or improving operating
performance. He is particularly accomplished in converting
business strategies into specific action plans that can be owned
and accomplished in the Operations function. Comfortable from
the factory floor to the boardroom, Frank leads or facilitates
major projects such as consolidations, mergers, turnarounds, or
His specialties include Lean Manufacturing,
quality and productivity improvement, problem-solving, and
cross-functional teamwork. He is skilled at coaching and
mentoring managers in becoming customer-focused and
results-driven. Experienced at interim management, project
management, and coaching/advisory assignments, Frank can meet
client needs from multiple roles.
He has served in senior management and
executive roles including:
a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy and Materials Science from
the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in
Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Executive for a portfolio company of Sankaty Advisors LLC
(Bain Capital) where he developed and recommended facilities
options and coached plant managers as part of a turnaround
team. He conducted in-depth analysis of facility
requirements, facilitated a better investment plan, and
helped formulate a new strategy.
VP of North
American Operations for ElectroCraft, Inc. where he was
recruited to plan and lead consolidation of US operations of
this $75 million electric motor manufacturer. His work saved
$1 million in overhead costs by consolidating three
factories into two. He also accelerated Lean Manufacturing
initiatives, improved on-time delivery, and forged a more
unified and cost competitive company.
Operations for Kenney Manufacturing Company where he
upgraded the domestic manufacturing and established Asian
manufacturing facilities for this $50-$100 million
manufacturer of decorative home products for Wal*Mart &
other major retailers. His work increased profitability by
$1 million by using Lean Manufacturing tools to streamline
processes and helped capture $7 million in new Wal*Mart
business through operating performance.
Operations for Tuthill Vacuum Systems where he implemented
Lean Manufacturing practices in 100-person ($28 million)
operation of precision machining, mechanical assembly, and
Plant Manager for Snap-On Tools where
he turned around a demotivated, high turnover management
team of this $70 million pneumatic tool plant. Frank led the
plant back to a thriving, innovative operation, winning the
Most Improved Plant Award. He increased productivity 100%,
reduced inventory by 90%, and introduced 5 new products,
generating new sales of $15 million.