Fran is an Executive Partner at Cross Rapids. He has over 35 years of senior leadership experience and over 40 years of experience in the industrial and services sectors. Fran has been CEO or President of five businesses, served on nine corporate boards, and overseen companies with combined revenue in excess of $30 billion, all in our core sectors. Fran currently serves as Chairman of Visteon Corporation and on the Boards of Masonite and Transportation Insight.
Fran has had a long career as a highly accomplished senior executive of diverse businesses in CRC’s core sectors. From 2004 to 2008, Fran was President of Avaya Global Services and then SVP of Manufacturing, Logistics and Procurement of Avaya. From 1997 to 2002, he was EVP and COO, then President and COO, and finally President and CEO of Arrow Electronics. From 1994 to 1997, Fran served as Presider of Fisher Products Group. From 1992 to 1994, he was President and CEO of Whirlpool Canada. From 1987 to 1991, Fran served as VP and Partner of Towers Perrin. From 1985 to 1987, he was CEO of Proteon. From 1979 to 1985 Fran served in various GM positions at GE. Fran began his career at The Boston Consulting Group.
Fran graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction. He also received an MBA with Distinction from Columbia University, where he was a McKim Fellow.