Mike Scimeca to Lead Operations and Systems Engineering at Dearborn’s Ghafari

Mike Scimeca // Courtesy of Ghafari Associates
Mike Scimeca // Courtesy of Ghafari Associates

Dearborn-based engineering, architecture, and consulting firm Ghafari Associates announced that Mike Scimeca has rejoined the firm as an executive vice president heading its operations and systems engineering team.

In his new role, Scimeca will focus on team development as well as provide principal oversight on projects and manage client relationships and new pursuits.

“As operations and systems engineering services continue to positively impact value for our clients, we have a unique opportunity to employ distinctive technologies and methodologies to further enhance our problem-solving capabilities,” says Kouhaila (Ki) Hammer, president and CEO of Ghafari.

“Under Mike’s leadership, we look forward to advancing this comprehensive strategy that is redefining our approach to challenging problems. Our clients will surely benefit from his expertise developing data-driven solutions.”

Throughout his more than four-decade career, Scimeca has established himself as a prominent thought leader in process engineering, dedicated to streamlining operations, coordinating system design capabilities, and utilizing a lean approach for continuous improvement.

His in-depth industry knowledge of the manufacturing sector and project management experience position him to expand and solidify Ghafari’s world-class expertise that brings people, technology, and process solutions to various industries around the globe.

Among his accomplishments, Scimeca was instrumental in building Ghafari’s Operations and Systems Engineering team when it was first established in 2001, and has directed projects in several countries including Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, and India.

“I am truly pleased to rejoin Ghafari. These are evolutionary times, as technology, communication, and the availability of data are evolving at a pace that we have never seen,” says Scimeca. “It is an honor to lead the Ghafari Operations and Systems team as we employ these generational improvements to better the lives of our employees, and bring value to our clients, our projects, and the communities where we do business.”

Prior to rejoining the firm, Scimeca held the position of executive vice president at Miller Industries in Fenton, as well as CTO at EagleRail Container Logistics, where he will continue to lend his technical expertise as a member of the board of directors.

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