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Ghafari Promotes Kristin Garstka to HR Manager

Ghafari Promotes Kristin Garstka to HR Manager

Dearborn, MI – Global engineering, architecture, process engineering, consulting and construction service firm, Ghafari Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristin Garstka to Human Resources Manager.

Since joining the firm in October 2013 as a human resources generalist, Garstka has assumed a steady progression of increased responsibilities and proven to be a significant contributor to the HR department and company.

"Kristin continues to play an invaluable role during a period of significant hiring and growth at Ghafari," says Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Christine McDermott. "Her knowledge and drive have contributed significantly to the evolution of the firm on a global scale.”

Before joining Ghafari, Garstka worked at Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. as a senior human resources specialist and public relations administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University and certifications from the HR Certification Institute and the Society of Human Resource Management.

Outside of her role at Ghafari, Garstka is an active member of her community, having served with a number of organizations throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area. She is a member of Junior Chamber International and served in a variety of roles with various local chapters within Oakland and Macomb counties. She currently acts as the associate financial director / treasurer for the Michigan Jaycees.

“I am excited to take on new responsibilities within this role,” says Garstka. “People are a passion of mine, and I find it rewarding when I can find the right person to place in a position that will help contribute to the continued success of Ghafari. I enjoy being a key resource to our employees and assisting them in their careers.”

About Ghafari Associates

An innovator since 1982, Ghafari embraces an integrated design approach to deliver solutions that synergize building operations, systems, and people. This approach is made possible by the firm’s full complement of capabilities, including architecture, interior design, civil + structural engineering, MEP, ICT + security, and operations + systems engineering. Ghafari supports the automotive, aviation, commercial, education, government + institutional, healthcare, industrial + manufacturing, and workplace sectors through 11 offices across the globe. To learn more, visit

Media Contacts:

Nicole Ghafari | Marketing Principal | Ghafari | | +1.248.765.2808