Christon Franks

President Global Large Segment Operations – GKN Sinter Metals


Appointed to the Executive Team, GKN Powder Metallurgy in April 2013.


Joined GKN in 2011 as Vice President Sales & Marketing Americas. Since Joining GKN, Chris has served as President of the Americas Operations and President of the Europe/Asia Pacific Operations (based in Germany) before being appointed to President Commercial in January 2016. Since 2019, his current role is President Global Large Segment, GKN Sinter Metals. Prior to joining GKN, Chris worked in several global automotive companies including MPI International and Metaldyne where he held senior commercial and technical roles including Vice President-Sales & Engineering and Managing Director-China. Chris holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

External Appointments

Member of Metal Powder Industries Federation, Original Equipment Suppliers Association, and Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit