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Chris Spranger


Experience and Interests


  • MBA Executive Educator, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (2020-present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Mid-State Technical College (2013)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Lakeland College (2011-2012)

Professional Experience

  • Founder of Spranger Business Solutions and, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (2007-present)
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, Wis. (2020-present)
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Moresteam, Powell, Ohio (2017-present)
  • Director of Lean Six Sigma/Quality Improvement, Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (2013-2016)
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Riverview Hospital Association, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. (2009-2012)
  • Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager, Pointe Precision, Plover, Wis. (2006-2009)
  • Continuous Improvement Engineer, Pointe Precision, Plover, Wis. (2003-2006)



  • Board Member, Wisconsin Rapids Girls Hoops (2022-present)
  • Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area (2016-2022)
  • Board Member, United Way of South Wood and Adams Counties (2013-2022)
  • ASQ Section 1218 Board Member (2008-2013)

Professional Memberships

  • Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers (2008-present)
  • American Society for Quality (2002-present)

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Principles by Ray Dalio

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I loved playing basketball and wanted to be in the NBA. A few years ago I was training and coaching someone as they were working to earn their Lean Six Sigma certification. The project they were working on was simplifying the tax preparation process for the San Antonio Spurs – so I kind of achieved that childhood dream!

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

Everyone is always so friendly, helpful and most importantly focused on students’ success!

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

The “ah-ha” moments. Those times where I know the student has learned something they will be able to apply in their careers to make a difference.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Keep on learning. Even when you are done with your formal education, make it a habit to continue learning and refining your skills. The world is full of opportunities and there are many lessons that can be learned from daily successes, failures, relationships and interactions.

Chris Spranger
MBA Executive Educator
Founder and CEO, Spranger Business Solutions



Certified Master Black Belt #72
American Society for Quality (ASQ), 2014

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt #9628
American Society for Quality (ASQ), 2009

MBA, Finance and Management
UW-Whitewater, 2008

B.S., Industrial Engineering
UW-Platteville, 2003