Frank Butch is the engineering manager with Sonoco ThermoSafe. He has over 15 years of experience in engineering while applying finite element analysis and data driven management. He is responsible for new product development, thermal design and testing. Mr. Butch spoke at IQPC in 2013 on “Qualifying a Packaging Container under the Most Challenging Conditions”.
Prior to joining ThermoSafe Mr. Butch worked on several projects with the U.S. Army to protect soldiers from vertical accelerations. He designed various product elements and testing methods to characterize the human body and correlate accelerations to injury. These product elements were commercialized into the latest generation of military vehicles.
Mr. Butch graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics with concentrations in Manufacturing and Thermal Fluids. He went on to receive an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics with a concentration in Mechanics also from Drexel University. His work in manufacturing has included many aspects including production, testing, quality and design engineering. He has established production and quality programs in 7 different countries including China.