Frank  Brake

Lecturer

Area: Management
Phone: (757)865-6768
Email: [[Frank.Brake]]

Biography

Retired 2010:

Former President/Chief Operating Office/Board Member/Co-founder of Global Research and Development Company, Inc. (since 1996); a joint venture consortium involving major international companies to develop and accelerate availability of "next generation" engineering and manufacturing technologies, processes and standards for heavy industry.

 Formerly Managing Director for International Operations, (preceded by other executive positions), at Newport News Shipbuilding. Developed and managed multiple business transformation programs, "Intrapreneurship" and technology based initiatives (1982-2001). Served on Board / led International industrial organization for advancement of technology based business initiatives.

Retired Senior US Air Force officer; completed military career with widely varied assignments. BA Belmont Abbey College, MA Business Management, Central Michigan University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, (Joint) Armed Forces Staff College. Completed executive programs at prominent universities. Currently, adjunct faculty, MBA Program, Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary.