Frank has a Bachelor of Applied Science(Hons) from the University of Melbourne, Cert. IV in Training and Assessment and has over 39 years experience in the instrumentation and automation markets. He has managed a number of subsidiaries of multinational companies, establishing the Pilz subsidiary in Australia in 1998 and managing it for 12 years.
Frank is the AMTIL representative on the Australian standards committee for “Safety of Machinery” SF 041 reviewing AS 4024 and other machine specific standards since 1999 and is now chairman of this committee.
The standard was completely revised in 2014 and 2019 under Frank’s chairmanship.Frank has trained workcover inspectors in various states; presents at regular workshops on AS 4024; has prepared and presented the first safe automation course at Swinburne University, and guest lectures to a variety of educational institutions.
Chairman SF 041 for AS 4024 series of standards
Standards Australia representative on ISO TC 199 Joint Working Group 1 for combining ISO13849 and IEC 62061, ISO TC199 WG 8 for revision of ISO 13849-1&2, IEC TC 44 for revision of IEC 62061, ISO TC 299 WG 3 for revision of ISO 10218-1&2 Safety of industrial robots and systems.