FRANCIS "Frank" Sweeney, who started out as general counsel at TDK Corporation, was named president and CEO of TDK USA in 2004.
He is responsible for strategic plans of subsidiaries throughout the U.S. as well as domestic and international mergers.
After receiving a BA in English literature from Villanova University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law, Sweeney worked at Transamerica Interway, Inc., where he dealt with legalities in domestic and international leasing before serving as senior counsel at the Hertz Corporation.
A second generation Irish American who often quotes Oscar Wilde, Sweeney traces his roots to counties Cavan, Mayo and Cork.
He was awarded the Villanova University Distinguished Arts and Science Alumni Award in 2005, and believes that being Irish means "working hard and maximizing our God-given talents to advance each generation. Sometimes it is done with a joke or a laugh, but that is just for fear of revealing the depth of the heart that cares so much."
Sweeney lives in Connecticut with his wife of 33 years and their four children.
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