Rich believes in a holistic approach to conveyor design that considers each client’s production goals, overall process flows, utility requirements, maintainability, and sustainability. At Ghafari, he leads a team of engineers that design and supervise the installation of conveyor systems that streamline complex manufacturing processes, facilitate lean strategies, and promote worker safety.
A mechanical engineer by background with over 30 years of industry experience, Rich has managed a variety of equipment engineering and installation projects for some of the biggest names in the manufacturing sector, including General Motors, Ford, Caterpillar, Chrysler, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Magna, and Polaris.
A strong advocate of worker safety, Rich has completed the Management and Unions Serving Together (MUST) Safety Training Program, OSHA training in confined space entry, and all Safe2Work modules. A Certified Project Management Professional, he is also affiliated with the Project Management Institute.