Frank Ciotoli

Vice President



Frank Ciotoli is a strategic business leader with over 25 years of experience delivering breakthrough results in both new product development and productivity savings. A six sigma black belt, Frank has worked side by side with the best practitioners of lean. He has a deep understanding of process improvement and applying lean six sigma principles to improve processes in new product development, manufacturing, and supply chain operations including logistics and network optimization. Frank has led global teams in North America and China in engineering, quality, manufacturing, and supply chain.

Industry Experience

Frank has deep experience working with global manufacturing, logistics and distribution companies to implement operational improvements related to Quality of Operations® and Lean New Product Development.

His robust industry knowledge includes:

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Automotive
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Manufacturing Assembly
  • Electronics
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Injection Molding
  • Cut and Sew Operations
  • Welding
  • Furniture
  • Material Handling & Automation
  • Paper & Film Processing and Converting
  • Contract Manufacturing

Professional Experience

  • Director of Engineering and Quality – Avery Dennison
  • Engineering Manager – Black & Decker
  • Operations Manager – Black & Decker
  • Product Development Engineer – Ingersoll


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Hartford, CT
    • Master of Science in Operations Management
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Awards & Recognition

  • Industry Week Best Plants of 2010
  • Avery Dennison Corporate Leadership Award

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Difference Makers OC
  • Pure Game Soccer

Personal Interests & Endeavors

Frank enjoys coaching youth basketball and spending time with his family in Trabuco Canyon, California.

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