One of the foremost experts in his field, Gary is driven to implement paint finishing systems that use the latest coating technologies, application methods, and environmentally conscious approaches. As Manager of Ghafari’s Paint Group, he leads a team that provides engineering, launch coordination, installation supervision, safety management, equipment validation, training coordination, and electric safe work practice compliance services.
With over 30 years of industry experience, Gary has managed a variety of paint system engineering, installation, start-up, and commissioning projects for some of the biggest names in the manufacturing sector, including General Motors, Caterpillar, John Deere, Ford, Chrysler, and Polaris, among others.
Gary studied mechanical engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He is a LEED Green Associate and a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, the Project Management Institute, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. He has also served as president of the Association of Finishing Processes. An advocate of worker safety, he has completed the Management and Unions Serving Together (MUST) Safety Training Program.