MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Founder and CEO
Tom Frampton, Founder and CEO, started working in the ceiling fan industry his junior year of high school. His first job with Casablanca ignited a life-long passion for ceiling fan design and engineering. In 1984, Tom branched out on his own with three designs; the Punkah, the Palmetto and the Bourbon Street. Tom’s garage in Pasadena, California served as Fanimation’s first corporate headquarters where he built each new fan with his own two hands. In 1994, Tom relocated the business to Indiana. Tom is a member of the Antique Fan Collectors Association and played an integral part in relocating the Antique Fan Museum from Kansas to Fanimation’s headquarters in Zionsville, Indiana. Tom’s extensive ceiling fan knowledge earned him a guest appearance on American Pickers where he provided expert opinion on the value of an antique fan. When Tom is not in the office, he keeps busy collecting antique fans and traveling the world.
President of Fanimation
Nathan Frampton, President of Fanimation, carries on the family tradition started by his father, Tom Frampton, who founded the company in 1984. Nathan began working for Fanimation in 2001, earned his Master's Degree in Accounting in 2004 and moved into the role of President in 2007. He is dedicated to making products that strengthen the company's leadership position in engineering innovation and cutting-edge designs. In 2011, he was one of the youngest executives to win Residential Lighting’s Industry Leadership Award, a prestigious honor that recognizes industry involvement, collaboration and commitment to growth. Nathan has also served as a leader for several American Lighting Association committees including Membership, Government Affairs and Political Action. Nathan resides in Zionsville with his wife Tania and two children and enjoys spending time with his family and golfing when he is not busy running the company and revolutionizing the lighting industry.
Vice President of Operations
Ed Frampton, Vice President of Operations, has worked at Fanimation for 16 years. Ed received his Bachelor's Degree from Ambassador College in California in 1981. Ed’s career with Fanimation has evolved from invoicing to operations. Ed is now responsible for inventory, sales forecasts, international account management and project quotes. Ed's favorite part of his job is working with people from different cultures and industries. When Ed isn't busy in the office, you can find him outdoors either running or golfing.
Jay Boughner, Controller, started working for Fanimation in 2010. He oversees financial reporting and information technology. Jay received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Indiana University in 1988 and his Master's of Business Administration from Butler University in 1994. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and also holds the CGMA designation (Chartered Global Management Accountant). When Jay isn't busy keeping Fanimation's finances in order, he enjoys running, spending time with his family and volunteering through his church. He also serves as a board member for the Christian Youth Theater of Indianapolis.
Business Development Manager
Teal Cracraft, Business Development Manager, started with Fanimation in 2010. Teal oversees the Customer Service and Communications departments and manages outside sales. Teal graduated from Whittier College in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and received her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in 2005. Teal enjoys traveling the sales territories and developing strategies to grow Fanimation’s brand recognition. Teal is licensed to practice law in the states of California and Indiana and earned her Lighting Specialist credentials in 2011. When Teal is not busy selling fans, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jon, running and playing golf and hosting dinner parties.
Jana McKinnis, Warehouse Supervisor, has worked at Fanimation for 14 years. She manages the warehouse organization and inventory and is the backbone of Fanimation’s 24 hour shipping guarantee. Jana's first job at Fanimation was building Palisade and Islander fans. Her work ethic and management skills have led to a series of promotions over the years. She likes the constant challenges of her job and thinks everyday is a new experience. When Jana is not at work, she likes to spend time with her husband and four kids and enjoys going to concerts.
Senior Project Manager
Jeff Wishek, Senior Project Manager, hails from California and has worked for Fanimation since February 2012. As Senior Project Manager, he oversees new product development and manages Fanimation's Technical Department. Jeff also plays an integral role in Fanimation’s process improvement and has implemented several cost and time saving initiatives since joining the Fanimation team. On the weekends Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. They can often be found outdoors on a camping trip, shooting and off-roading.
Denise Wright, Accounting Manager, has been a member of the Fanimation family for over 13 years. With thirty years experience in the field of Accounting and extensive knowledge of accounting practices and procedures, Denise aptly performs her job duties which include processing and approving new account applications, collection matters and direct communications with distributors and sales representatives. Denise works closely with Fanimation’s Controller and enjoys interacting with colleagues and customers. When Denise is not at work, you can find her singing in church or Community Theater, horseback riding and raising awareness for cancer patients and survivors.