The Franklin Institute, which produces and markets day planners, has changed its name to Franklin International Institute Inc. and has announced several organizational changes.
The name change reflects the expansion of the local company into the global market, president and chief executive Robert F. Bennett said.Sales have doubled annually since 1984, he said, and the Dow Chemical international account contributed significantly to recent sales, which have doubled annually since 1984. Franklin International Institute designs a day planner especially for Dow employees working around the world.
Appointed to the new position of chief operating officer is Richard Winwood, a co-founder of the institute.
Heading the company's new subsidiary, Franklin Learning, is Michael Garbett, a former teacher, principal and planner for the Utah State Office of Education. Franklin Learning will design day planners for administrators, teachers and students, and develop a curriculum for Franklin Learning Centers scheduled to open this summer.
Five other management appointments include Richard Harris as president of the Franklin Institute of Canada Ltd.; Deloy Haws, senior vice president of marketing; Mike Larkins, senior vice president of international operations; Owen Peterson, senior vice president of information systems and long range planning; and Ed Barham, vice president of marketing.