Frank Groenteman has more than 35 years of progressive experiences in business, engineering, and manufacturing management. His expertise is in Entrepreneurship, Innovation to Commercialization, Business Coaching, Mentoring, Transformation, Lean Six Sigma, Financial and Strategic Planning, Accelerating Profitable Growth, Operations / Project Management, Family Business Advisor and Workforce Training.
Areas of Expertise:
Frank has been a Senior Business Advisor at TMAC since 2001. He is on the TMAC Metroplex management team responsible for partnerships, vendors, college relations, account management and business development. He is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt expert for both the manufacturing and service industries. He is a Texas Awards for Performance Excellent Examiner, a Shingo Prize Examiner, Comptia RFID + Expert. He is certified, at the Bronze level, as a Lean Expert by Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Frank is also a certified Business Incubator Manager though the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA).
Scope of Experience:
Frank was the Lean Transformation Manager for Tyler Refrigeration, a subsidiary of Carrier Corporation, a United Technologies Company. He was responsible for managing the move of a large manufacturing operation while designing and implementing Lean facility and processes. Prior to this work, Frank was the Founder, President and Owner of Copycomm, Inc., an electronics company that he created and later sold. Frank has two U.S. patents which were leveraged into Copycomm. Prior to his entrepreneurial venture, he was the General Manager of Tandy Electronics Personal Computer Division (now Radio Shack). As GM, Frank successfully transformed operations using Lean deployment, implemented a new MRP system and executed a marketing and sales promotion resulting in a $26 million contract. Earlier, Frank was the Production Manager of Frito-Lay’s largest salty-snack plant, a division of PepsiCo. He served on the corporate staff in their cookie division. Early in Frank’s career he worked as a Manufacturing Group Leader at Motorola, Inc. introducing new products and on a team building a new
manufacturing plant in Texas. He has successfully accomplished other management, transformation projects, training and consulting assignments throughout his career with several firms including Texas Instruments, Lennox Industries, Source Corp., Montgomery Elevator and Games by Apollo.
Since joining TMAC, Frank has assisted many large and small companies. Frank has trained thousands of people, mentored individuals and has completed numerous transformation projects resulting in millions of dollars of verifiable impact.
Education and Training:
He received his Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Dallas, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management from Oklahoma State University.
Honors, Awards and Special Accomplishments:
Frank received the Industrial Engineer of the Year Award in 1999. He speaks English, Spanish and Dutch.