President & CEO
Frank Harshaw is President and CEO of Harshaw Trane. He founded Harshaw Trane in 1976 with 13 associates. Today the company employs 300 associates with offices in Louisville, Bowling Green, Evansville, Ft. Knox and Lexington.
Frank attended the University of Florida where he earned his Master’s degree in Engineering and did his post Masters study.
His professional activities included being a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Frank has also served on the board of the National Association of Trane Franchise Holders and has served on Trane’s Marketing Council numerous times. He is a current member of Trane’s Distribution Advisory Board.
Frank is a long time member of the Louisville Library Foundation Board and former board member of the Community Foundation Board, Greater Louisville Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage Civic Club, and past chairman of the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce. He has served two terms as President of the National Association of the Trane Franchise Holders Association (NATFH) as well as numerous terms as board member. Frank was an organizer of Eclipse Bank and has served on the Executive Committee since the bank’s founding in 2007. He also serves on the board of directors for Sullivan University Systems.
Frank believes in the importance of supporting the communities in which his associates live and work. In 1979 he founded the Harshaw Trane foundation. This foundation has supported children’s issues, education, arts, our service men and women, behavioral health, and human services.
Frank is committed to education and helping foster youth. Because of the challenges Frank experienced growing up in foster care, he invited Metro United Way and seven nonprofit youth residential programs to partner with him for the benefit of foster care youth. From this landmark partnership True Up was created. True Up empowers young people in foster care to gain the critical skills they need to make successful transition from a structured environment to successful independent living. As a result, True Up has become a strong voice for foster care youth and alumni. For his work on this ground breaking initiative, Frank was recognized for his advocacy in 2012 by the Kentucky State legislature.