Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 17, 1999

Frank M. Hennessey – Mascotech Inc (msx)

On January 29, 1998, FRANK M. HENNESSEY was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of MascoTech, Inc. He formerly was Executive Vice President of Masco Corporation. Mr. Hennessey also serves as Chairman of the Board for Emco Limited, a $1.2 billion (Canadian) public company, approximately 42% of which is owned by Masco Corporation. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President of Masco Corporation, he was Vice President of Strategic Planning as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Emco Limited since December 3, 1990. Prior to joining Masco Corporation, Mr. Hennessey was the Chief Executive Officer of the Handleman Company, a $700 million (US) public company engaged in the sale and distribution of entertainment products to retail stores throughout North America. His nine years with Handleman were preceded by experience as Group Managing Partner of Coopers and Lybrand's Detroit Group offices. Mr. Hennessey received his Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University in Boston. He continues to take an interest in Northeastern service as Director-at-Large of its National Council. Among his many and varied activities, Mr. Hennessey is Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Finance Committee and on the Board of Directors of MCN Corporation; Director of New Detroit, Inc.; Director and Treasurer of the United Way Community Services; Trustee of the Citizen's Research Council of Michigan; Trustee of the Hudson-Webber Foundation; immediate past Chairman of the Japan America Society of Greater Detroit and Windsor; as well as Director of Detroit Regional Chamber. Profile
TWST: We'd like a little background summary to start us off, enough of a

historical sketch or summary to put us into context, what you see as

your business and what you see as your company today.