Frank LaFrazia, Master of Management
Frank LaFrazia has a broad range of experience as a small business owner, plant manager, project manager, industrial engineer, and educator. Frank is a Certified Facilitator (The Philadelphia Area Council for Excellence), was a Quality Circle Facilitator at Boise Cascade and an Organizational Development Specialist at Eastman Kodak Co.
In a varied thirty year manufacturing career, Frank's accomplishments include:
- Managing the redesign of an assembly operation implementing self-managed work teams that utilized "lean" manufacturing techniques, reducing inventory 50%, increasing productivity 25%, and minimizing scrap to less than 1%. (Graphic Controls - a Tyco company)
- Leading the consolidation of two facilities and their subsequent redesign and relocation, while continuing to satisfy customer demand. (Boise Cascade - Envelope Division)
- Successfully transferring a photographic paper converting operation from Germany to the United States (Agfa - Gevaret, Inc.)
As an educator, Frank has conducted various training programs (e.g. Project Management, Problem Solving utilizing Root Cause Analysis, S.P.C.) for Philadelphia area companies. He also was a faculty member for twelve years at the University of Phoenix (Philadelphia Campus) Graduate and Undergraduate Business School.
Frank graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S.I.E (Alpha Pi Mu honor society) and earned a Master of Management from Penn State - Great Valley where he published the paper "Just-In-Time Manufacturing in the USA". Frank is a former board member of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence - Mid Atlantic Region and former member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.