A seasoned project manager, Jim is adept at coordinating multiple contract packages for complex projects with tight implementation schedules. At Ghafari, he is responsible for leading multidisciplinary project teams, making sure that client needs are understood, project deliverables are high quality, and expectations are aligned.
Throughout a career of more than 30 years, Jim has developed a depth of experience in the aviation sector with a project portfolio that spans nearly all airport building types and systems, ranging from passenger terminals and aircraft maintenance hangars to air cargo centers and flight kitchens. A leading expert on air cargo facility planning and design, he co-authored “Facility Planning Guide for Air Cargo, an Air Transport Association Publication”.
Jim holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in architectural studies, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.