Kansas City, KS
Design Engineering Director at Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Sara (Kibbe) Coash received her BS in Industrial Engineering from K-State in 2000 and her MBA from (a different Kansas educational institution located east of Manhattan) in 2007.
Sara is the Design Engineering and Prototype Studio Director with Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, MO. She oversees R&D as well as technical and user product development efforts focused on driving new capabilities for growth through innovation in product and packaging. She also leads the Prototype Studio, which includes 2D and 3D printing, prototyping and model making. Sara has had a variety of experiences at Hallmark including process improvement engineering and front line supervision in the Manufacturing division. In 2005, Sara transitioned into the Creative division to focus on new product innovation as product development engineer. She was the lead engineer on the new song card format that drove significant incremental revenue.
Sara is a member of K-State’s IMSE Advisory Council and is also on the Board of Directors for the Science Pioneers in Kansas City. She and her husband, Darin, live in Kansas City, KS.