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President and Chief Executive Off...

Greater Phoenix Leadership Inc
One Arizona Center 400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 825
Phoenix , Arizona 85004
United States

Company Description: Greater Phoenix Leadership provides the executive forum through which corporate leadership can effectively and efficiently collaborate with the public sector and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor , electrical engineering
    Cornell University
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Thomas R Franz, Board of ..., 2 Oct 2015 [cached]
Thomas R Franz, Board of Directors
Tom Franz is the President and CEO for Greater Phoenix Leadership, a group of civic and business leaders formerly known as the Phoenix 40. Recently Tom retired from Intel as the Vice President and General Manager for Intel Corporation's Fab/Sort Manufacturing (FSM). FSM is responsible for Intel's worldwide wafer fabrication facilities which manufactures microprocessors, micro controllers, flash memories, chipsets, and other devices. Franz joined Intel in 1980 and has held multiple positions within several divisions in Santa Clara and Folsom, Calif. and Chandler, Ariz. during his 25+ year career. Franz was promoted to vice president in 1997 and served as vice president and general manager of the Applied Computing Products Division. In 1999, he was promoted to corporate officer and formed the Network Processor Group (NPG).
Our Board, 26 Aug 2015 [cached]
Thomas Franz President/CEO Greater Phoenix Leadership Director
Thomas Franz, ..., 8 Feb 2015 [cached]
Thomas Franz, Chair
President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Leadership
HeraldNet: Controlling the ifs, ands & buts, 28 May 2006 [cached]
About 10 years ago, Tom Franz, now an Intel vice president in charge of manufacturing, was trying to figure out why one plant in Arizona wasn't hitting the benchmarks achieved at another in Oregon, where the recipe was first cooked up.
Then it hit him: Arizona's desert air was so much drier than the air in Portland, and the engineers in Chandler were skipping several steps taken in Oregon to dehumidify.
Intel scientists theorized that the dehumidifying, besides removing water, also eliminated impurities such as ammonia.So engineers began adding water vapor to the Chandler air, essentially making Portland air, and then subjected it to the same dehumidifiers used in Oregon.
"It shows the level of things you've got to worry about when you try to make something as complex as the chips we make," Franz says.
Tom Franz, who has served as ..., 7 Aug 2015 [cached]
Tom Franz, who has served as president & CEO since 2008, announced his retirement earlier this year.
Greater Phoenix Leadership President and CEO Tom Franz, age 56, today announced plans to retire from the position he has held since 2008. He announced his plans to give the organization ample time to find its next leader, who will be the third president in GPL's 40-year history.
"All of us at GPL are incredibly grateful to Tom for his leadership and contributions over the last seven years," said GPL Board Chairman John Graham.
Franz joined GPL after more than 27 years in a variety of positions with Intel, completing his tenure as Vice President/General Manager of Intel Corporation's Fab/Sort Manufacturing. According to Franz, "I am not retiring to pursue a new position, address any health concerns or for any GPL-related reason.
. TAGS: GPL, Greater Phoenix Leadership, John Graham, sharon harper, Tom Franz
Tom Franz, President, Greater Phoenix Leadership
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