Delphi Corp. named Robert Dellinger chief financial officer on Saturday, the same day it announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Dellinger, 45, took up the role immediately. He was most recently CFO of Sprint Corp. and succeeded John Sheehan, Delphi’s chief restructuring officer, who had served as acting CFO since March 4.

Sheehan remains interim chief accounting officer and controller but will not concentrate on the restructuring. activities. Both Dellinger and Sheehan will join the components maker’s strategy board, the top policy-making group.

Prior to joining Sprint in June 2002, Dellinger was president and chief executive officer of GE Frankona Re based in Munich, Germany, with responsibility for General Electric’s Employers Reinsurance Corporations European and Asian operations.

In his 19-year career at GE, he had diverse financial and operational experiences in both industrial and financial services.