Meet Our Team

Frank Hyer

CEO / Chairman

Frank joined Thayer Scale in 1963 as manager of engineering and manufacturing. Frank was promoted to General Manager in 1965. In 1973 Frank acquired Thayer Scale from Cutler-Hammer and founded Hyer Industries. Frank has been an active innovator in the continuous weighing field since first publishing his Mechanical Engineering Master’s thesis entitled “A Scientific Approach to Conveyor Weighing” at the University of Wisconsin. Frank also has math and engineering degrees from Ripon College and the University of Delaware.

Frank is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the International Society of Automation.

Frank is married, has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He enjoys golf, travel and spending time with his family.

David Hyer

President / General Manager

David rejoined Thayer Scale in 2013 as Vice President and General Manager responsible for all day to day operations of the company. David was first employed by Thayer Scale in 1985 as a college student where he wrote machine-level code for PI-164 instrument.

Prior to coming to Thayer, David was most recently Division Manager for Teradyne’s Circuit Board Test and Inspection business. Prior to that, David held several senior management positions in Sales and Business Development at Teradyne and 2 VC-backed startups. David graduated from Tufts University with a BSEE degree.

David is married and has 3 children. In his spare time he plays tennis, golf and enjoys spending time on his boat.

Paul Cleary

VP of Finance

Paul joined Hyer Industries-Thayer Scale in June 2013. He is responsible for managing the company’s finances and Operations functions including manufacturing, engineering, materials and spare parts.

He has over 30 years of experience in the design and manufacture of capital equipment. Prior to joining Thayer Scale he held senior management positions in finance/operations at Dynavac, Butler Automatic and Thermo Electron. Paul is a graduate of Stonehill College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Paul is married and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.