Frank Addison CONNECTIONS Bio

Published On: December 05, 2012

Purchasing Manager

Years at Bay: 18

Quick facts:
Started in the plant working assembly, worked way up to Brass Warehouse Manager, and then moved into Purchasing. The rest is Bay Corporation history! I enjoy working here at Bay Corporation it is challenging and never dull and I have enjoyed watching us grow into the best manufacture/supplier of products in our segment of the industry.

What are three things you have a passion for?
Watching college and pro sports, hunting, playing golf.

You have to give up one food forever and eat only one forever. What would they be?
Give up beets, eat steak forever!

What are your proudest accomplishments professionally and personally?
Professionally: Working my way up to Purchasing Manager at Bay Corporation.
Personally: To be a father of my daughter and my two Grand-daughters.

What are your favorite things about Cleveland/NE Ohio?
The wide range of activities offered; for example, our multi-cultural events, districts and attractions to our multiple professional sports teams.

Eat a worm or go bungee-jumping?
Bungee-jumping, because eating a worm is so yesterday!

Be a cat or a dog?
A cat. They have nine lives and I love a cat's arrogance.

Only travel by mule or unicycle?
Mule... what a way to travel.

What was your favorite thing about your favorite vacation destination?
Elk Hunting in the Idaho Mountain's wilderness outside of Challis, Idaho, traveling by mule in the mountains and just seeing the landscape as well enjoying the sport.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, until I realized I was not tall enough and it would be kind of hard to see over that line! Actually, I knew that Bay Corporation needed me here so I gave it all up for Bay!

What is one thing that nobody knows about you?
I couldn't say what nobody knows about me, but I do know that most people do not know my middle name!!!

Who will be the first Cleveland sports team to win a championship this century and why?
Cleveland Browns. I have no real reason to predict this, it's just because they are my favorite and I am rooting for them first!

If you could have the ability to teleport for one day, where would you travel?
The old west to see firsthand what it was really like.

If you could have the superpower of your choice, what would it be?
That's easy - to be able to fly. I then would be able to obtain the products I purchase in split seconds to better serve everyone!

Who closes the door when the driver exits the bus?
I don't know... but who opens it back up once it is closed?

Best and worst summer job?
There didn't seem to be one that stood out as the best when you're young. Worst was working for the sewer district.

If you could have dinner with anybody, who would it be?
The corporate head that decided to make the Chicken McNuggets all white meat instead of dark meat pieces parts that I liked so much!


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