Carl Fraik

Carl is a recently retired Procter & Gamble supply chain, innovation and organization change executive. His experience has made him a leader in supply chain and manufacturing, new product and sustaining innovation, organization change, business management, business strategy, coaching, teaching, mentoring and helping clients build successful partnerships.

Carl is known as a leader of innovation strategy and launch, product supply and continual improvement of organization.  His most recent position was in Procter and Gamble Ventures where he was the leader of the innovation delivery and supply chain organization across all aspects of operations for design, start-up and scaling of new brands.  Carl was also responsible for the continual improvement of Open Innovation and organization capability for the enterprise.   He launched and scaled Zevo and Opte brands and prepared 2 other brands for launch via Open Innovation partners. Carl has worked in USA, Singapore, Ukraine and China.

Core Knowledge

  • Supply Chain Leadership (End-To-End)
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Planning and Logistics
  • Supply Chain Resiliency
  • Business Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Scaling Start-ups
  • Change Management
  • Organization Change/Capability
  • Project Leadership, Program Management
  • Integrations/Divestitures
  • Open Innovation Leadership
  • Lean Innovation (Lean Start-up)

Skills & Abilities

  • Breakthrough Improvements in Cost, Cash, Service and Supply Chain Agility
  • New Product Innovation
  • Sustaining Innovation
  • Organization Change Management
  • Coaching, Teaching, Mentoring
  • Building Successful Partnerships
  • Continuous Improvement

Leadership Characteristics

  • Leader of innovation strategy, launch and product supply organizations as well as continual improvement across all aspects of operations for design, start-up and scaling of new brands.


PRESENT Cincinnati Consulting Consortium, Senior Consultant, Supply Chain, Innovation & Org. Change Executive
1986-2021 Procter & Gamble Company
2016 – 2021 Senior Director, Product Supply and Open Innovation Leader – P&G Ventures
2012 – 2016 Business Units Product Supply Leader Asia-Pacific Hair Care and Beauty Care – Singapore
2006 – 2012 Supply Chain Service Center Leader / Business Unit Product Supply Leader
2003 – 2006 Manufacturing Plant Manager and  General Manager – Ukraine
1995 – 2003 Business Unit Product Supply Leader, Brand Manager, Business Planner, China
1986 – 1995 Various other positions at P&G in Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations


  • BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • MBA Studies, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio