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October 13, 2015

Frank Molter Joins the Ranks of Shade Sculpture

We are delighted to publically announce that, former CEO and head of international Tensile Membrane Company Hightex Group, Mr Frank Molter has joined the ranks of Shade Sculpture in the capacity of Group Commercial Director.

Frank has worked at director level within the Tensile Architectural Membrane Industry for over 11-years, gifting him with unparalleled experience and practical knowledge of large scale tensile membrane projects. With this in mind, Frank will be in charge of overseeing all large scale projects and joint ventures on behalf of Shade Sculpture Group. Frank will also be in charge of assisting in the development of Shade Sculpture’s operational services, both nationally and internationally.

Portrait Frank Molter

Tensile Membrane Career

Frank’s Tensile Membrane Career has seen him progress rapidly to become one of the most respected names within the industry. In 2008 Frank was made COO of Hightex Group, where he made numerous operational changes that dramatically increased and improved the group’s operational capacity. As a result in 2010 he was overwhelmingly voted in by the board to replace and become the new CEO of Hightex Group where he made further industry advancements.

During his time at Hightex frank introduced the cable net structures in its scope of work, allowing them to rapidly become one for main competitors in Sports Stadiums & Arena Structures. This also allowed them to win 3 out of 7 of the Brazilian World Cup Stadium Tensile Membrane projects.

Whilst employed at Hightex Frank oversaw and realised many internationally renowned tensile membrane architecture projects, including:

  • The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro
  • The Beira Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre (WC 2014)
  • The Olympic Stadium in Kiev and the National Stadium Warsaw (EC 2012)
  • The Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town
  • The Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg (WC 2010)

In addition, Frank also oversaw The Membrane Roof for the Centre Court in Wimbledon and the first and only retractable and inflatable membrane roof at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

Shade Sculpture’s Tensile Membrane Ambitions

With Mr Frank Molter now on board bringing his many years of expertise, Shade Sculpture’s Tensile Membrane Ambitions are at an all-time high. The additional resources and industry expertise which Frank brings, coupled with the financial stability and additional engineering excellence of our sales partners CENO-Tec; Shade Sculpture can now approach all major tensile project with the reassurance and comfort only a select few within industry can. This firmly places Shade Sculpture in a premium position within the industry.

For further information on Shade Sculpture and how we can help, call us on +44 (0) 1249 848649 or email us at

To contact Mr Frank Molter directly, to discuss particular project, please feel free to email