About Your Team
At Franmar, our team is more than a business, we're a family. We work hard to ensure prompt delivery of your orders, answer your questions and develop new products to meet your needs. As a small business based in central Illinois, every role our employees play is important and has a direct impact on our customers' satisfaction. When you call Franmar's customer service team, you'll speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff with industry expertise—not an automated answering service.
Dan Brown is a unique leader who served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, and then worked as a full-time pastor. He joined the Franmar team in 2000, bringing a bevy of leadership and management skills and experiences. Dan enjoys woodworking, restoring old houses and spending time with his wife, sons and grandchildren.
Tim Whitlock comes to Franmar as general manager with 35 years' of management experience, primarily in the transportation and metal building industries. Tim enjoys free time spent with his wife, children and four grandkids. He and his wife enjoy occasional get-a-way trips to sunny locations. Like others at Franmar, Tim is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.
Chris Miller joined Franmar as operations manager in 1999. He oversees procurement, production, shipping, warehouse employment, inventory, safety and equipment repair. He is a key player in producing innovative and cost-effective products for our customers.
Kelly Warning joined Franmar in early 2021 after more than 40 years in retail management. She brings extensive hardware and merchandising experience to the table. Kelly is a Cubs fan and enjoys spending time with her children and granddaughters.
Customer Service Representative
John joined Franmar with more than 30 years of customer service experience. He is an Illinois State University grad and a die hard Cubs fan! Go Cubs! When not hard at work, John enjoys softball, snow skiing, golf and traveling with his wife, Nayda.
Joel oversees marketing and video production at Franmar. A recent graduate of Illinois State University, he enjoys baseball, photography, writing and watching movies in his free time.