Name: Charl Franks
Job Title: Technical Account Manager
Where Do You Live: Charl was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the U.S. after high school in 2004. He currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he has lived for the last 18 years.
Family Details: “I have been happily married for 17 years to my beautiful wife Emily and we have three great kids — 2 girls and 1 boy — and two black, standard poodles named Zoe and Winston.”
“Other than my mom and cousin who also live in Indiana and my sister who lives in Canada, the rest of my family members all still live in South Africa.”
History with ARMOR: Charl started his career with ARMOR as a technical account manager/eradicator of rust in June of 2022.
What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most? “I love my job because everyone shares the same mission, vision and values – we are all dedicated to eradicating rust! This truly creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other.”
Past work experience before coming to ARMOR: “Before ARMOR, I worked for about seven years in corporate banking and investments while I finished my Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.”
If you could plan the “perfect day” for yourself, would it be: “A perfect day for me would be a day where I could spend time with all my family from around the world in one, central location. We would get together early and go until late so there would be enough time to talk and catch up with everyone and it would include all of my favorite foods, music, and treats!”
Hobbies: “I love spending time on the lake, doing water sports and creating memories with friends and family. I play tennis, squash, and golf — when time permits!”
Favorite Food: “Anything Italian or French is good with me.”
If you could trade places, who would you like to be for a day and why? “I would love to be a videographer for the series Planet Earth so I could see cool animals up close in nature.”
What was the first concert you attended? Counting Crows
What song is most likely to get you to dance? Shakira – “Hips Don’t Lie”
Favorite Quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela