Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
Carlson School of Management, May 18, 2005
Frank D. Trestman graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1955 with high distinction, earning a B.A. degree in business, with majors in Finance and Accounting. After graduating, he went to work in an accounting department of Napco Industries in Minneapolis. He quickly rose to become CFO, and eventually president. Under his astute leadership, Napco bought Mass Merchandisers and lead business growth to half billion in revenues. In 1984 he sold Mass Merchandisers to McKesson where he stayed on as a consultant for three years. When the business moved to San Francisco, he stayed in the Twin Cities and invested in area real estate and continued to serve as president of Trestman Enterprises and chairman of the Avalon Group. He has served on the Board of Directors of many public and private companies, including Best Buy, Metropolitan Mt. Sinai Hospital, HealthOne and Abbott Northwestern. He is a dedicated volunteer, philanthropist, accomplished fund-raiser, and mentor for students at the Carlson School of Management.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.