Peter Frank was born in London, England, in 1944. He was educated at Highgate School, Sussex University, and the University of California, Berkeley. His first degree (from the University of Sussex) is in Mathematics and Physics. He received a Masters in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967.

After leaving university he worked for Elliot Automation (a division of GEC), Rank Xerox, and a small consultancy specialising in creative problem solving techniques. He then started Product Innovation Ltd with a view to inventing and developing new products as a career. He has worked in this company ever since its founding in 1977.

This has led to experience both as a consultant in New Product Development in a wide variety of industries, and as a Company Director. The experience includes inventing new product concepts, developing them to production, testing, debugging, commissioning tooling, monitoring pre-production, and so on. His role as a Director has led to an understanding of how to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible and also how to work with larger corporations so that both parties profit from the association.

He also has experience in most areas associated with new product development, such as patents, finance for development work, market input to design, legal, contracts and licensing etc. His mathematical background is useful in order to organise complex projects to their simplest and neatest form, thus allowing the final product design to be cost effective to manufacture, and easy for the end user to operate.

In recent years he has also worked part time as a visiting lecturer at Imperial College, London, giving lectures and tutorials in the skills of New Product Development.

He speaks French and German and has travelled extensively in Europe, the USA and the Far East. His home is in London.

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