ATICA: Frank Massey
ATICA: Affiliated Timber Investment Conversion Advisors, Inc.
Frank Massey

Frank Massey

WMATCO-Operation Manager

Frank Massey brings over 35 years of leadership experience in the timber industry, including; large log sawmills, stud mills, plywood and paper mills. During his career he has participated in numerous studies, planned and implemented continuous improvement projects and upgrades. Frank earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. In addition, he is fluent in Spanish and holds a diploma in accounting and a minor in journalism from Instituto Comercial Valdez in Sonora, Mexico.

Experience Summary

  • Most recently, Frank provided his expertise overseeing a board mill and a stud mill while mentoring two Assistant Managers and preparing them for future roles as Leaders within the Corporation.
  • Reorganized the leadership team to maximize efficiencies for a successful transition from a full-time pine mill to Inland Red Cedar products.
  • Achieved outstanding safety records including over 1500 days without a lost time incident and received special recognition from Labor and Industries for accomplishing the 9th lowest incident rate among their 168,000 policy holders.
  • Improved remanufacturing activities including successful installation and start-ups of equipment to produce value-added products and recovering high grade from lower priced stock. The projects achieved margins of over $200/m and increased lumber recovery by 3% on Inland red Cedar.
  • Increased residuals revenue by installing re-designed profile chipper heads at major breakdown centers to recover chips instead of sawdust and fines. These projects resulted in less than 6 month payback.
  • Other experience include: Directing the planer department and improving productivity by 14%---Leading the maintenance department and reducing downtime and repair costs associated with end-dogger breakdown--- Successful transition from Old Growth Redwood to include Douglas Fir and Hemlock at a large log Old-growth sawmill, including establishing cutting patterns and partnering with grading bureau to train graders in new species and products---Implementation of Optimization and automation projects that led to a 17% in production improvement.

Mr. Massey's vast expertize and "people skills" have equipped him with the tools necessary to provide excellent service in the management sawmill operations.