Frank Groenteman is an author, speaker and consultant. He coauthored Advancing the Autonomous Workforce 4.0. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is also certified at the Bronze Level Lean Expert by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and holds many other certifications. Frank was the internal Lean transformation manager for many companies. He was the owner of an electronics company before joining TMAC. Frank holds two U.S. patents. His passion is helping people accelerate their growth. He received a MBA in Operations from The University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management from Oklahoma State University. A fun fact is Frank is also a graduate of the Disney Management Institute. He has more than 35 years of progressive experiences in business, engineering, and manufacturing management. His expertise is in entrepreneurship, innovation to commercialization, executive coaching, consulting, mentoring, transformation, financial & strategic planning, accelerate profitable growth, operations/project management, family business advisor and workforce training.
Areas of Expertise:
Since 2001, he is on the TMAC Metroplex regional team with responsibilities for consulting, partnerships, vendors, college relations, accounts and project management and business development. He is a Texas Awards for Performance Excellent Examiner, Shingo Prize Examiner, Comptia RFID+ expert. He is certified Bronze Level Lean Expert by Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and is a certified Business Incubator Manager by the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA). Frank is a certified Professional Business Advisor by MEP as well as a certified Family Business Advisor by the Galliard FBA Institute. He was on the Advisory Council Boards of Grayson College CWL, Eastfield College and the Fort Worth Aerospace Workforce Consortium.
Scope of Experience:
Frank was the Lean transformation manager for Tyler Refrigeration, a subsidiary of Carrier Corporation, a United Technologies Company relocating a large manufacturing operation while designing and implementing a new Lean factory. Before that, Frank was the founder, president and owner of Copycomm, Inc. – an electronics company. Frank leveraged his patents into Copycomm products. Prior to his entrepreneurial venture, Frank was the General Manager of Tandy Electronics Personal Computer Division. As GM, Frank successfully transformed operations using Lean deployment, implemented an MRP system and executed a marketing and sales promotion resulting in a $26 million contract with Saber. Earlier, Frank was the Production Manager of Frito-Lay’s largest salty snack plant, a division of PepsiCo. He also served on the F-L corporate staff in their cookie division. Early in Frank’s career he worked as a Manufacturing Group Leader at Motorola, Inc. on a team introducing new products and built a new manufacturing plant. He has successfully lead many organizations and transformation projects, training and consulting assignments as an employee of Texas Instruments, Lennox Industries, Source Corp, Montgomery Elevator and Games by Apollo.
Frank has received numerous awards. He received the Industrial Engineer of the Year award from IIE and many more. Since joining TMAC, Frank has assisted many companies. He trained thousands of people, mentored individuals, consulted companies and numerous transformation projects resulting in millions of dollars of verifiable savings plus saved or helped create thousands of jobs.
Education and Training
Frank 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. He is also a graduate of the Disney Management Institute.
Honors, Awards and Special Accomplishments:
Frank received the Industrial Engineer of the Year Award in 1999. He speaks English, Spanish and Dutch.