Ghafari Names VP of Business Development


Philip L’Esperance has been promoted by Dearborn-based Ghafari Associates to vce president of Business Development of Ghafari’s Process Engineering Group.

L’Esperance will lead the firm’s effort to diversify its client base across the Tier 1 automotive, health care, and food service industries. He will also continue to lead the firm’s efforts in pursuing operations consulting, planning, and lean process initiatives.

With more than 20 years of experience, L’Esperance specializes in spearheading operations and business consulting ventures across the automotive, food, and medical device manufacturing industries. He has directed and executed challenging programs for OEM and Tier 1 automotive companies and facilitated start up or rapid growth for engineering staffing, powertrain, and medical device companies.

Previously, L’Esperance served as director of operations and technical services for Royal Oak Medical Devices. He also held previous management positions at Shore Financial Services and DaimlerChrysler.

L’Esperance, of Howell,  earned a bachelor’s in industrial management from Central Michigan University.