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President and Chief Executive Off...

Phone: (602) ***-**** ext. ***  
Email: t***@***.org
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

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  • bachelor , electrical engineering
    Cornell University
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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).
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.
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