Focusing today on technical writing and editing, Randy Frank has a diversified technical background for his expertise.
Randy has established departments
to address new technologies and effective communications in technology business for over 30 years.
At Chrysler Corporation, he was involved in cold room (-20F) engine testing and alternator development.
At American Motors, now part of the Chrysler Group, he was responsible for their first electronic
engine control systems. At Motorola, he was involved with production, marketing and applications
aspects of semiconductors including the introduction of several new power transistors, smart
power ICs and sensors. At ON Semiconductor, he developed all of the communication material for
establishing a $2 billion start-up and launching the company on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. At
International Rectifier, he identified and launched dozens of new leadership products.
Randy is an
SAE Fellow, 2001, and former Chairman of Sensor Standards Committee in the Society of Automotive
Engineers as well as an
IEEE Fellow, 2005,and former Chairman of the Automotive Electronics
Technical Committee and Awards Committee of the IEEE Power Electronics Society.
Randy has three patents issued in the semiconductor packaging area and
has written more than 300 papers, several book chapters and the book Understanding Smart Sensors, 1995, 2000, 2013.
Randy has made over 50 presentations at technical conferences including a plenary
session paper at APEC 1997 in Dallas TX and an invited paper at Vice-President Gore's Fifth Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) Symposium.
Randy has organized and chaired numerous sessions at technical conferences, including the Energy Harvesting Symposium and the Automotive Sensors Symposium at
Sensors Expo since 2003, and hosted several webinars and webcasts on a variety of topics.
Randy has taught Advanced Instrumentation and Control, a graduate level course, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Randy has an MSEE, MBA and BSEE from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.