The Frame Workshop of Appleton, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin    Meet the staff at The Frame Workshop
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John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Owner - Marketing Director
    A California native and the son of a career US 
Army officer and English war bride, John graduated 
from High School in Severna Park, Maryland.  

   It was Ripon College that brought John to Wisconsin. 
After four years and a major in Psychology and Elem 
Education, he elected not to go into teaching, but 
rather to open and establish his own business.   He 
spent most of 1978 creating a business plan and 
looking for the appropriate community in which to 
open a new frame shop.  On Sept 12th he opened 
the doors to The Frame Workshop in Appleton.

     Since 1981, John has taught for the Professional 
Picture Framers Association and several trade 
distributors.  In 1987 he was hired as a technical 
consultant to The Fletcher-Terry Company and 
travels presenting seminars and training courses on 
their behalf.  His workshops on mat cutting & framing 
are attended by other professional picture framers 
around the world.  He also works as a consultant to 
Tru Vue, the largest manufacturer of specialty glass 
in the picture framing industry today.

He has conducted professional educational programs to 
the framing industry throughout North America and 
Europe.  He has also taught in Russia, Australia, New 
Zealand and Brazil.

       John's responsibilities at The Frame Workshop 
include marketing and gift buying.  He can usually be 
found in the shop during the busy Christmas Season, 
educating customers on German collectibles.

Our Staff...
Click on any staff member for more information.
Name Title
Sarah Ranes Owner - Designer
John Ranes II, CPF, GCF Owner - Marketing Director
Candy Wiater Designer - Manager

   Link to The Fletcher-Terry Company