Chris has been married since 1994 to his wife Kelly. They enjoy spending time together and traveling whenever possible. They have visited Hawaii, Bahamas, and Disney World to name a few. Chris and Kelly have two beautiful children. Chris enjoys family time, networking, boating, flying, and travel. He has a Commercial Pilot license with instrument rating.
Chris Flanders has been in the automotive OEM industry since 1999 with an emphasis in Logistics, Inventory Control and Plant Engineering. He has experience traveling to suppliers to conduct global capacity audits, supplier crisis management support, and follow up supplier visits. Mr. Flanders career has allowed him to work in Tennessee, Mississippi, Aguascalientes Mexico, Cuernavaca Mexico, Wolfsburg Germany, and Setúbal Portugal. Mr. Flanders has created and improved KPI tracking tools which monitor day to day production issues and has been intimately involved in two OEM Start-Ups (Canton, MS, and Chattanooga, TN). As a V-Fast facilitator which is based on six sigma methodology he has spearheaded both cost and process improvements. Chris is also a RABQSA Certified ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor.
Chris spent 8 years in the USAR working in Personnel Information Systems Management were he maintained service records and received leadership training. Chris is a '91 Desert Storm Veteran and a National Defense Service Medal recipient.