DEARBORN — Ghafari Associates has named Philip L’Esperance as director of business development for the Process Group. Ghafari’s Process Group specializes in lean design and implementation, industrial engineering, materials management, equipment design, and related program management.
L’Esperance has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive, food, and medical device manufacturing industries. In his role, he will focus on diversifying Ghafari’s client base, primarily in the areas of consulting, planning, and lean process development in new market sectors.
L’Esperance comes to Ghafari from Royal Oak Medical Devices, where he served as director of operations and director of technical services. Previously, he held management positions with Fraeger of North America and Chrysler, among others.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Central Michigan University.