Meet Our Team

Frank Hyer

Chairman and CEO

Frank joined Thayer Scale in 1963 as manager of engineering and manufacturing, and was promoted to general manager of the company in 1965. In 1973, he acquired Thayer Scale from Cutler-Hammer and founded Hyer Industries. Frank has been an active innovator and pioneer in the continuous weighing field for more than fifty-five years (he published his mechanical engineering master’s thesis entitled “A Scientific Approach to Conveyor Weighing” in 1968). Frank holds math and engineering degrees from Ripon College and the University of Delaware, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Frank is a lifetime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the International Society of Automation. He has served as past director of the Process Weighing Committee of ISA, and he helped to draft the committee’s input to the National Bureau of Standards Handbook 44. Frank is an active patentee and contributor of technical articles in the fields of weighing and material handling. He is married and enjoys golf, travel, and spending time with his three children and four grandchildren.

David Hyer

President and General Manager

David rejoined Thayer Scale in 2013 as vice president and general manager and was promoted to President in 2016; he is responsible for daily company operations. David was first employed by Thayer Scale in 1985 as a college student; at that time he wrote machine-level code for the company’s PI-164 instrument.

Previously, David was the division manager for Teradyne’s circuit-board test and inspection business. His professional experience includes senior management positions in sales and business development at Teradyne, as well as at two venture capital-backed startups. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. He is married with three children, and enjoys tennis, golf, and spending time on his boat.

Paul Cleary

Vice President of Finance

Paul joined Thayer Scale in 2013. He manages the company’s finances as well as operations for manufacturing, engineering, materials, and spare-parts functions.
Paul has more than thirty years of experience in the design and manufacture of capital equipment. Formerly, he held senior management positions in finance and operations at Dynavac, Butler Automatic, and Thermo Electron. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Stonehill College.

Paul is married and has four children and eight grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family.