tower training & consulting

Tower Training - Main Trainers and Consultants

John Frank, MPA

John A. Frank, MPA
Senior Trainer/Consultant

Originally from the United States, John has lived in Luxembourg for more than 13 years and is currently Managing Director of Tower Training & Consulting Sàrl, a multinational, multicultural, business training and consulting company that he founded in 2001. John has more than thirty years of public and commercial sector business experience in management, production operations, procurement, quality assurance, transportation and security.

An accomplished trainer and consultant for business management and quality assurance, John is qualified as a Lead Assessor for ISO 9000 and 14001 and previously served as Quality Assurance Manager at the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency in Luxembourg where he was responsible for all quality aspects related to the maintenance and supply of five major weapon systems belonging to 12 NATO nations.

John is a council member of the British Chamber of Commerce and an officer on the Business Events Committee, which arranges evening speaking events of interest to the local English-speaking business community. A Senior Member of the International Society of Logistics (SOLE), he is also a standing member of the American Society for Quality.Married with three grown children, John holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He was awarded the Legion of Merit in 1990 for distinguished military service.

In his spare time, John enjoys swimming, hiking and the occasional round of golf.


Franco Prati, Internet ConsultantFranco Prati, MBA
Project Management Trainer and Internet Marketing Consultant

Originally from Torino, Italy, where he obtained the B.S. in Telecom and Electronics at the Politecnico, Franco has worked in France and Germany for the European Space Agency as engineer for the On-Board Software and Ground Control Segment, conducting projects in multinational, multicultural environments.

Franco arrived in Luxembourg in 1990 to help SES ASTRA managing and evolving their Ground Segment Operational Software to enable the Company to keep up with their quickly expanding satellite fleet. He was responsible for the development and launch of a number of successful products, relying on his project management skills, attention to detail and innovation. Later on, Franco became Senior Manager and was deeply involved in the technical development of the ASTRA-NET satellite broadband service.

After 20 years in the telecom and IT industry, Franco founded his own company and joined WSI (Internet Marketing): while he enjoyed his time in the corporate world, these days Franco uses his years of experience to promote the launch of successful websites for his clients. In the meantime he also obtained his MBA.

Franco's favourite sports are tennis and ski.


Georges seilGeorges Seil
Consultant and Trainer in Strategy and Performance Management

Georges is a qualified consultant for multinational telecommunications projects with more than 15 years of experience in the field of professional data networks. On behalf of Tower Training & Consulting S.àr.l, he is responsible for developing best practices consulting services in support of major clients in the industrial and commercial sectors.

Certified as an Evaluator for the Luxembourg Quality Prize, Georges is also a specialist in the following disciplines and provides both training and consulting for each of them:

  • Balanced Scorecard Implementation
  • Customer Relations Management
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Quality Assurance Administration and Auditing Procedures
  • Sales and Marketing

An energetic and dynamic speaker, he has developed advanced level courses for the following subjects:

  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Negotiating Skills and Teambuilding
  • Train the Trainer

Formerly co-owner and consultant for an international trading and alliance building company, he also served as Managing Director of Infonet Luxembourg, an international telecommunications network where he successfully achieved average annual revenue and profit growth rates of 35% for more than five years. As a result, he was awarded Infonet's President's Award in Hawaii for best business growth achievement in 1996. Former Project Manager for Paul Wurth S.A. Luxembourg in the blast furnace engineering department with responsibility for managing the construction of all Blast furnaces projects in Europe, USA and Asia. Member of the International Association for Business Leaders since 2002

Education:

  • Graduate Studies - MBA, Rushmore University (USA)
  • Computer Science at Haagen University, Germany
  • Electrotechnical Engineering Degree, Luxembourg
  • Electromechanical Master Degree, Luxembourg
  • Governmental Pedagogic Certification, Luxembourg

Affiliations:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • British, Italian and Luxembourg Chambers of Commerce
  • New York Academy of Sciences