Jim Schinker

Project Director

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A seasoned project director, Jim is driven to understand the “whys” and “hows” of the many moving parts that dictate a project’s success, using that knowledge to develop new solutions and efficiencies. At Ghafari, he specializes in leading multi-phase, multi-faceted industrial-sector projects, particularly process tooling design and implementation programs at large-scale manufacturing facilities.

With more than 25 years of project management experience, Jim has led projects in production environments around the globe, working closely with clients across the automotive, aerospace, and equipment manufacturing industries to deliver assignments on time and on budget. This management experience includes plant layout development, material handling analysis, and conveyor systems procurement and installation.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technological University. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt, a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and a past recipient of Ford Motor Company’s Safety Achievement Award. A dedicated philanthropist, he also serves as Ghafari’s Community Connection Champion in Dearborn, organizing local community service opportunities and outings for his colleagues.