As an industrial engineer, Maria likens her projects to large puzzles, and she thrives on the challenge of taking them apart, making improvements, and then putting them back together again. At Ghafari, she leads our industrial engineering team, consulting clients on how they can streamline their production processes while improving product quality and lowering costs.
With nearly 15 years of industrial engineering experience, Maria specializes in developing process flow improvements, facility and workstation layouts, and labor standards, as well as conducting material flow analyses and specifying equipment. She has consulted a variety of global manufacturing companies with a client roster that includes Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, John Deere, Siemens, and Zeledyne, among others.
Maria earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Windsor.