Beyond his formal education, Frank has attended the advanced school for floral training, graduating from their course in “Power with People,” an advanced commentators course, stressing and providing experience before video cameras. He has also graduated from their course “Creative Party Decorations.” In order to keep abreast of current trends, Frank has attended the Floral Art Design School is Maastricht, Holland and was awarded a scholarship for design excellence, along with the Sogetsu School in Tokyo, Japan.
He has designed, commentated and demonstrated for wire service units, wholesale houses and manufacturers in the U.S., Canada, China, Holland, Japan and Taiwan. He has recently taught both in China and Taiwan. He has also taught at the American Floral Services Advanced School of Floral Design in Oklahoma City, OK, on a number of diverse topics. He was appointed to the American Floral Services education team in December of 1985.
His design work appears in P.F.D. Magazine, for which he is also a contributing writer. Michigan Florist, a publication of the Michigan Floral Association, featured his thoughts and work in an article entitled “Private and Corporate Christmas.”
He chaired “Festoons,” a program staged at the Bronx Botanical Gardens for the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium. It was enthusiastically received, drawing three standing ovations.
He has acted as a consultant to Creative Distributors in Boston, MA, a wholesaler of floral related goods. Frank was responsible for visual displays, buying and in-house education programs. Lomey Manufacturing, Smithers Oasis, Syndicate Sales, Variety Industry, and Romance Silk have all benefited from Frank's expertise in visual displays and product development. His “Party System” was an integral part of Lomey Manufacturing's product line. Lomey is now represented by Smithers Oasis.
Frank also designed two consecutive first place booths for Lomey Manufacturing at W.F.S.A.
When not involved in sharing his expertise with his peers, Frank plays volleyball, is a member of the North Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and the Syracuse Executives Association.
Never at a loss for words or humor, he meets all challenges unselfishly and head on with a wider range of knowledge, experience and design expertise.
Presently Frank is on the 1-800-Flowers product development team and he has been published in their nationally circulated magazine, Floristology.