Frank McComb has over forty years of experience in manufacturing and distribution operations. He began his career in large international companies including Ingersoll Rand and Barnes Group, serving in both technical and management roles. Since 1980, Frank has built or rebuilt operations in smaller and mid-sized companies, forging customer-focused, highly productive operations, often in turnaround situations.
In 1980 Frank joined Snap-on Tools to turn around a struggling manufacturing facility, winning the company’s most improved plant award by doubling productivity and introducing multiple new products. He went on to lead manufacturing operations in two precision measurement equipment companies. In 2003, he became VP Operations for a home goods supplier to big box retailers, enabling this $70 million, family-owned company to achieve record sales and profits.
Frank’s experience spans industries including industrial and retail products, precision measurement instrumentation, automotive parts and food production. He has held executive level positions in public, private, foreign-owned and family-owned businesses ranging in size from $20 to $100 million in revenue. In addition, he has held interim executive positions with turnaround, consolidation and coaching responsibilities.
Broadly experienced in Lean Manufacturing, Frank helps companies solve complex operational problems using Lean and Six Sigma tools to streamline production and distribution processes. He coaches individuals at all levels in developing and implementing cross-functional, customer-focused team concepts. He has led multi-facility consolidation initiatives, dramatically reducing overhead and improving facility utilization. His experience includes responsibility for manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China, as well as managing distribution from Asian sources.
Frank is active in the Manufacturing Roundtable of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership, is on the advisory board of the Senior Executive Networking Group (SENG-NE), and actively volunteers with Hope Worldwide Ltd, an international charity, serving at their food pantry in Framingham and at a children’s camp near Philadelphia.
Frank earned his BS in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and his MS in Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.