Kris Stark and Hank Sanftleben
Kris Stark is the Business Process Excellence Manager for Delphi Electronics Group and has been in this position since September 2007.
Before being named to her current position, Stark held several positions within Delphi Electronics Group, including Quality Metrics Manager, Quality Science Manager and Continuous Improvement/Lean Manager.
Stark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985 and a Master of Science in manufacturing management from Kettering University in 1995.
Following several assignments as a college graduate-in-training, she progressed through various design, manufacturing, and statistical engineering assignments in Delco Remy Division of General Motors. In 1999, she transferred to Delphi Electronics Group (formerly Delco Electronics Division of General Motors) and was promoted to the Manager of the Applied Statistics Group. After obtaining Master Black Belt and DFSS Black Belt certifications, Stark became the Business Process Excellence Manager in Program Management responsible for teaching and applying Lean Six Sigma techniques to both transactional and technical product and process development. Areas of focus include Product Design, Manufacturing, Production Control & Logistics, Finance, Human Resources, Program Management and Customer Satisfaction.
Hank Sanftleben is a Technical Fellow, Six Sigma Master Black Belt Candidate and, Electronic Materials Commodity Manager for Delphi Electronics and Safety & Delphi Electronic Group.
Sanftleben’s team is responsible for material development, material specification, material qualification, material sourcing, material quality, material testing and production support for Delphi Electronics and Safety globally and Delphi Electronic Group. He has over 24 years of electronic materials application experience, and his specialties are LSS, DFSS, raw materials transactional business processes, electronic materials, electronic assembly methods, materials and/or process interactions and failure analysis. He also has 12 patents covering electronic materials, and electronic devices. Sanftleben has degrees in chemical and metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.