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Oklahoma State University

Groenteman, Frank


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BSIE&M, Oklahoma State University 1975

MBA Operations, University of Dallas 1980

Professional Experience

TMAC – Senior Business Consultant – an affiliate of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)/NIST/US Department of Commerce

Tyler Refrigeration – Lean/Distribution Manager

Copycomm – Owner/President

Montgomery Elevator – Manufacturing Manager

Tandy Electronics – Computer Division Manager

Lennox HVAC – Manufacturing Manager

Frito-Lay – Production Manager/Operations Consultant

Motorola – Manufacturing Engineering Group Leader

Texas Instruments – Methods Engineer



Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Business, engineering, and manufacturing leadership/management

Entrepreneurship, innovation to commercialization

Executive coaching, consulting, mentoring,

Transformation, continuous improvement

Financial P&L & strategic planning

Operations/project management

Family business advisor

University Professor, workforce training

Professional Achievements/Awards

Co-authored:  Advancing the Autonomous Workforce 4.0 & NexTGen – Smart Cities

Obtained two US Patents.

Awarded IE of the year by IIE in North Texas

Texas Awards for Performance Excellent Examiner

Shingo Prize examiner

Comptia RFID+ expert

Business Incubator Manager certified by the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA)

Professional Business Advisor certified by MEP

Family Business Advisor certified by the Galliard FBA Institute

Graduate of the Walt Disney Management Institute

Advisory Council Boards of: Grayson College CWL, Eastfield College and the Fort Worth Aerospace Workforce Consortium.

Volunteer Organizations

The Institute of Industrial and System Engineers (IISE) Past President at OSU and DFW Area

SME Past President, Robotics International Past President

On Several Community College Advisory Boards

Junior Achievement



Personal Interests

Continuous learning from leaders on motivation and continuous improvement

International Travel


Cowboys – both - Dallas and OSU – Go Pokes

Contact Information


Lives in McKinney, Texas