Who's Who Top Educators

Frank Sablan

Title: Instructor
Company: STRAC Institute
Location: Ocala, Florida, United States

Frank Sablan, Instructor at STRAC Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electronic engineering education.

With decades of experience to his credit, Mr. Sablan has excelled as the principal instructor at the STRAC Institute in Ocala, Florida since 2016. Prior to this position, he was active with Veterans Assembled Electronics as an executive vice president of technology from 2010 to 2016 and the director of training from 2014 to 2016. During this time, he was appointed as a master IPC instructor with Blackfox Training between 2011 and 2013. Mr. Sablan previously worked as the director of operations for netMercury from 2000 to 2009 and the vice president of operations for Global Drug Testing Labs from 2009 to 2010.

Mr. Sablan found much success as the director of quality for multiple companies between 1988 and 2013, including Network Equipment Technologies, Pacific Monolithic Inc., UniSil, LG Epitaxy, Sumitomo SITIX,  Sigen and Datest Inc. He was likewise recruited as a quality manager with Siltec Silicon from 1981 to 1984, Sytec from 1984 to 1986, MicroMask from 1986 to 1988 and Raynet from 1990 to 1991. Moreover, he began his civilian career as a manufacturing engineer with Texas Instruments between 1979 and 1981 before accepting a post as a quality engineer with Varian and Associates between 1981 and 1982. Mr. Sablan initially served in the U.S. Army between 1974 and 1979, advancing to the rank of captain prior to his tenure as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1979 to 1990.

To support his professional ambitions, Mr. Sablan pursued an education at the United States Military Academy, West Point, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1974. He continued his academic efforts with an Associate of Arts in quality assurance at De Anza College in 1983. He concluded his studies with graduate coursework in quality assurance at San Jose State University in 1989. Attributing his success to his fortuity and his desire to support his family, he fondly recalls receiving the Army Commendation Medal over the course of his military service. Mr. Sablan is also proud of his involvement with the production of CBS’ “Revenge of the Nerds,” as well as his pivotal role in the development of local area networks, which eventually paved the way for the Internet and its various prerequisites, and his training and certification of the 200 veterans for employment.

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