Kirt Yanke is the Vice President of Quality Assurance, Service, and Research and Development at Sharp NEC Display Solutions. His portfolio comprises nearly three decades of experience in various Sharp NEC Display Solutions product development roles. Yanke has been integral in advancing the company’s technologies – CRT to LCD monitors, CCFL backlit to LED backlit LCDs, and many others – to remain competitive in an ever-changing market.
Yanke is currently responsible for fully merging NEC’s quality assurance, service, and research and development teams to maximize efficiency in resolving customer issues; offer and fulfill managed services; and ensure that product technologies continue to lead innovation.
The Chicago-area native began his Sharp/NEC Display solutions career in 1990 as a Product Development Engineer. In the eight years leading up to his current position, he worked as the Senior Director of Research and Development, and Quality Assurance.
Yanke serves on the International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM) through the Society for Information Display (SID), which helps set standards for display metrology. Additionally, he belongs to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), where he is part of the Technical Advisory Groups that work to define display measurements for the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).