Darcyne V. Foldenauer is director of quality and business systems for Dakkota Integrated Systems.
Foldenauer, a 30-year manufacturing veteran in the automotive, aerospace and defense sectors, oversees strategy, standardization and enhanced financial accountability for Dakkota, ensuring a positive customer experience and helping to improve profitability. She also serves as a leader in the companywide effort to educate all team members about accountability.
Before joining Dakkota in 2012, she held program management and quality roles at several tier-one suppliers, including ACSYS Technologies, Demmer Corporation, Intier Automotive, May & Scofield, Peregrine and Plastic Omnium. Earlier in her career, she worked as a supplier quality engineer at General Motors.
Foldenauer is a member of the American Society of Quality, holds industry-recognized quality certifications, including CQT, CQE and CMQ/OE, and is certified in lean manufacturing from the University of Michigan. She also is the proud recipient of the Customer-Driven Quality Award from Ford Motor Company.
She holds an associate degree in applied science and quality control from Lansing Community College and a business administration bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in quality management from Cleary College. She enjoys mentoring young women in business and engaged couples, and offering horse and rider training to equestrian enthusiasts.