San Francisco-based construction safety SaaS platform, eMOD, has appointed Kaitlin Frank as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Frank brings over a decade of experience leading construction trade crews in the field as a superintendent.
Frank is a recognised thought leader within the construction industry, being named a Top Tech Powered Superintendent by Plangrid in 2019, a Top Woman in Construction by Constructech in 2020 and a Construction Champion: Up and Coming Leader by Construction Dive in 2021.
She acts as an industry advisor to prominent technology providers and has spoken in advocacy of technology at national conferences and podcasts.
Born into a construction family, Frank holds a B.S. in Architecture and an M.S. in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Improving construction safety
Rob Lynch, Chairman of BuildSafely LLC and CEO of Dome Construction Corporation, commented: “Kaitlin is uniquely, perhaps singularly, qualified to lead a construction technology organisation.
“Given her background, education, field experience and technology acumen, no one is better equipped to lead eMOD. She sees the problems, understands the challenges and envisions the opportunities for deploying technology towards improved safety performance.”
Speaking about why she co-founded eMOD, Frank said: “Every day at the job site, I have lived first-hand with unmet needs in construction that technology could address, but in no area more than worker safety.
“Our industry is 91% trade workers who are suffering 93% of the injuries, costing the industry billions in claim and productivity losses.
“The fact that so few technologies were in place for safety, and none for use by field workers, was unacceptable. I knew if we built eMOD the right way and put it in the right hands, we would see dramatically improved construction safety.
“I look forward to leading the eMOD team in fulfilling our mission to transform safety performance for all stakeholders within our industry.”
Image: Kaitlin Frank
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