Frank Hines


Corporate experience

Frank has held international marketing positions with Matra Groupe and Ingersoll-Rand and helped drive new product development in both organizations. His engineering background and strong problem-solving skills have enabled him to lead innovation efforts across a wide range of industries including consumer-packaged goods, computer hardware and software, entertainment, financial services, and document management equipment and services.

Other professional experience

Frank has long been fascinated by inventors and the invention process. He is a past Vice President of the Inventors Association of New England and has earned two patents.

Innovation perspective

Frank believes strongly in leveraging the power of diversity in teams, and that teams own what they help create. He has a broad range of research experience with consumers from young children to aging boomers, and his technical background makes him a natural fit for conducting research in technical fields. He has helped teams innovate in industries ranging from beverages, to printing, to dentistry and retail operations.

Enjoying life

Frank, his wife and their three sons live near the ocean in Southern Maine. Frank is an enthusiastic Cub Scout leader and his oldest son recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.