After spending 40 years “getting stuff done” for hundreds of clients and students all over the country, Frank co-founded Hutchison Solutions and Me2 Solutions to provide situational response expertise for his business clients. (view Frank’s resume here)
A physicist by trade, author by choice, a born teacher, a retired veteran, and an adamant problem solver, Frank Hutchison has been helping people for four decades do more, accomplish more, and make more. He’s helped the White House, federal agencies, military offices, software developers, historical museums, one person consulting firms, manufacturers, and over 250 technology startups get stuff done and find practical solutions that work for them.
The sum of Frank’s experience is most usefully applied to complex situations. Frank’s many years with the government doing highly technical projects transitions flawlessly to help businesses large and small find solutions to the various situations they face on a daily basis. He also specializes in financial management, program/project management, and as filling the role as a temporary CEO/COO for hire.
From clients who need to land a contract to companies that need help cutting waste, he helps them to address every need – while eliminating unnecessary hurdles and taking preemptive precautions. He knows how to stage a counterstrike against a crisis before an attack can even begin.
Frank is an extremely accomplished professional, with more initials after his name than most can fit on a sheet of paper.
- Frank has a Ph.D. in physics, with a B.A. in physics and mathematics.
- He’s an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence…
- An ASQ Certified Quality Improvement Associate…
- An Acquisition Professional (Program Management) – Level III through the U.S. Navy.
Add that to the amount of professional training and top-secret classified government work he’s had over the years… and it’s no wonder he’s been able to put his multitude of skills to work to help businesses prosper.
In fact, Frank was even able to mentor remedial science students at the Naval Nuclear Power School by helping them succeed and thrive using flexible instruction and personal attention. These results earned him a reputation that he could “Teach Rocks How to Jump.” He’s also taught for Central College, Utah State University, ASQ (Northern Virginia Section), the National Graduate School and Webster University at Fairchild Air Force Base.
Frank’s writing is wide-ranging and has been featured in Physical Review, Sextant, REMark, the Naval Engineers Journal, Quality Matters, and Woodturning Design now includes the books Personal Lean, Entrepreneur Essentials, and Why Smart People Burn Down Good Businesses. In addition to his writing, he has made presentations to The Defense Systems Management College Alumni Association, Korean Institute of Defense Analysis, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the 68th Military Operations Research Society Symposium and frequently to ASQ sections.
Stuff to Know
- First person in his family to graduate from college
- First person to use a computer to write a dissertation at Utah State University
- Introduced personal computers to ship repair teams at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & The Supervisor of Shipbuilding
- Woodbadge Trained Boy Scout Leader
- “ED Dolphin” – Engineering Duty Officer Qualified in Submarines
- Once performed an absolutely perfect dry docking of a frigate. Seriously. It was beautiful
- Became a “Bluenose” by traveling north of the Arctic Circle in 1982
Frank has lived in Spokane Valley, WA since 2005. He met his wife of 40+ years, Mary Lynn, while they were both interning at Argonne National Labs in Chicago. Mary Lynn is a former physicist turned professional grandmother and quilter. They have four adult children (Harold, Richard, Emily, and Meredith), nine grandchildren, and dozens of “borrowed” kids who call them “Mama Lynnie and Papa Frank.”
- American Society for Quality Section 619, Current Section Chair
- Inland Northwest Woodturners, Board Member
- Inland Northwest Lean Management Consortium, Board Member
- 10+ Gallon Blood Donor, American Red Cross
- Scout Committee Chair, Units 411
- STEM University Instructor, Boy Scouts of America
Frank reads 800 words per minute, can tie ANYTHING to the Battle of Midway, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of midcentury monster movies.
Favorite Book: The Belgariad by David Eddings and The Lensmen Series by E.E. “Doc” Smith
Favorite Foods: Chicken in any form.
frank (at) me2-solutions.com