DETROIT – Ghafari Associates, an architectural and engineering firm serving the automotive and commercial industry, has restructured its business by extending ownership to a dozen managers, while naming a new president and CEO. The new ownership team has purchased an equity position in the newly formed company. They include Robert Bell, chief information technology officer, Steve Bowker, manager, structural engineering; Mark Brokaw, senior project manager; Robert Burgess, vice president; Richard Butwin, Vice President (Indianapolis); Scott Hahn, senior project manager; Gary Marshall, senior project manager; David Pamula, manager, civil engineering; Robert Stevenson, vice president; Patric Smithbauer, vice president; Oswin Wagner, director of architecture; and Kouhaila Hammer, president and CEO. Yousif Ghafari assumed the title of chairman.

Under the newly restructured limited-liability company, a dozen managers and executives, including Hammer, will join Yousif and his wife Mara, in owning the firm. The company was founded in 1982.

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