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Frank McComb

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 operating improvement.

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:

  • Interim 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.

  • VP of 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.

  • VP of Operations for Tuthill Vacuum Systems where he implemented Lean Manufacturing practices in 100-person ($28 million) operation of precision machining, mechanical assembly, and custom configuration.

  • 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.

Frank has 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.


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