Author: Randy Frank
The Fleet & Asset Management Report was written by an acclaimed industry expert with years of valuable experience.
Randy Frank is the president of Randy Frank & Associates, Ltd., a consultancy that focuses on technical analysis and writing. He has more than 30 years of industry experience in electronics, semiconductors and sensors.
At American Motors, now part of Chrysler LLC, Mr. Frank was responsible for introducing its first electronic engine control systems and he also worked on ignition, cranking and charging systems. During that time, he taught Advanced Instrumentation and Control at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
At Motorola, now Freescale Semiconductor, he was involved with the product engineering, marketing and applications aspects of semiconductors.
Mr. Frank was an integral part of the introduction of highly integrated pressure sensors and accelerometers that use microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. At International Rectifier, he identified and launched dozens of new automotive power management products.
Mr. Frank is a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and IEEE Fellow. He has participated in several standards committees in SAE and IEEE and was a former Chairman of SAE’s Sensor Standards Committee.
He was also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) committee that developed the specifications for disposable blood pressure transducers.
Author of several book chapters, the book Understanding Smart Sensors, 2nd Edition and editor of the book Occupant Detection and Sensing for Smarter Air Bag Systems, Mr. Frank has written hundreds of articles for industry publications including Electronic Design, Design News, Canadian Electronics, Auto Electronics and Telematics Update.
He has developed market research reports on topics such as higher voltage vehicle buses, automotive sensors, power semiconductors, logic semiconductors and more.
Mr. Frank has made over 50 presentations at technical conferences on a variety of topics including an invited paper on power semiconductors at Vice-President Gore's Fifth Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) Symposium.
He has an MSEE, MBA and BSEE from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.