Frank Giannattasio

Frank Giannattasio is an Associated Partner of GrowthPhases®. He has also been the President of Lean Ideas since 2002, Frank is a service provider instructing and directing companies in their effort to practice a Lean Culture by applying Lean Principles as developed within the TPS (Toyota Production System).

Prior to Lean Ideas Giannattasio was Vice President of Operations of The Wiremold Company 1992-2002, responsible for manufacturing, materials management, manufacturing engineering, and distribution of The Wiremold Company in West Hartford, CT. Wiremold, now part of Legrand North America, is a leader of manufacturing and product innovation in the wire and cable management industry. The Wiremold Company was recipient of the prestigious Shin go Price for Manufacturing Excellence in 1999. The complete Wiremold Lean Evolution has been recorded in the book Better Thinking, Better Results, by Bob Emiliani. Some of the additional publications recognizing the innovation and Lean results at Wiremold include Lean Thinking, by James Womak and Daniel Jones, Gemba Kaizen, by Masaaki Imai, and Target Magazine, the publication of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

Proceeding Wiremold, Frank served nineteen years in various manufacturing assignments, having worked previously with General Motors Corp. and Subaru- Isuzu Automotive in the areas of materials management, metal forming, painting, and general assembly.

Frank was a 1981 graduate of General Motors Institute of Technology with the degree of B.S.M.E. and achieved a degree of M.S.M.M. from the same institution in 1990.