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Tim Frank

Works with CEOs at industrial companies to grow revenues and increase profitability by identifying and driving innovations with target ROIs of 10:1 or better.

About Tim

A global commercial B2B leader with multiple CEO assignments, Tim applies his 25+ years of P&L leadership and global marketing in Fortune 500 companies and start-ups to growing industrial companies. He repeatedly increases revenue by optimizing the commercial areas of focus, including marketing (digital and traditional), channel adjustments, pricing, sales force management, customer/competitor/market definition, and commercial innovation. As a past CEO, repeat innovator, and entrepreneur Tim brings a familiar sensitivity to the challenges faced by leaders who need to accelerate all things commercial.

How Tim has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Delivered 20% profit improvement restructuring $200 million EU business based in Germany. Turned loss into $5 million profit in less than 12 months restructuring $101 million US business at Sany America.
  • Grew annual revenue $500 million, increasing total market share 2 points at Volvo Construction equipment.
  • Achieved 500% ROI in first 6 months developing dealer channel marketing system while leading global marketing for all products at CNH Global.
  • Launched 15 product models in 3 different languages at Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Built, launched, and sold the construction equipment industry’s first industrial products ecommerce platform, integrating direct sales with existing dealers, and facilitating aftersales parts and service remotely.
  • Integrated IoT technologies into existing channels, utilizing telematics, remote digital service, and predictive auto-ordering of preventive maintenance parts.
  • Built the commercial strategy, and led the execution for industrial manufacturers and distributors in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and emerging markets.

Executive Marketing Experience

  • CEO, Sany Heavy Industries
  • CEO, Irondirect.com
  • CEO, PasstimeHD.com
  • President, Electro Aero
  • SVP Commercial, Volvo Construction Equipment
  • SVP Corporate Development, Brandt Group
  • Director Global Marketing, CNH Global
  • Manager of Latin America Marketing, Caterpillar


  • MA, History, Illinois State University
  • BS, Business, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Download Tim's Resume Here


Industry Experience Specialties
  • Growth Strategy
  • eCommerce
  • Channel Strategy
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