Sanford “Sandy” Ring Joins Ghafari as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:44

Ghafari Associates is pleased to announce that seasoned executive and attorney Sanford (Sandy) Ring has joined the firm as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.  Mr. Ring’s 25 years as an attorney in the corporate, private and public arenas give him a depth of experience and success in all aspects of local and international business.


In his new role, Mr. Ring will provide general legal advice to Ghafari leadership and staff on issues regarding risk management, regulatory compliance, commercial matters, and other operational concerns. He will also offer support on the firm’s involvement with government and community relations, and business development activities.


He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Manufacturers Association and has served as the Chief Operating / Business Development Officer of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.


“We are confident that Sandy will make significant contributions to advancing Ghafari’s strategic plan,” says President + CEO Kouhaila Hammer. “We are pleased and honored to have a professional of his caliber on board.”


Prior to joining Ghafari, Mr. Ring’s broad expertise included serving as the Chief Legal Counsel to two Chairpersons of the United States International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s largest commercial truck and over-the-road bus manufacturer and a Toyota Group Company. He was also a partner in private practice with the prestigious firms of Honigman and Dykema.



About Ghafari

Ghafari Associates is a leading full-service architecture, engineering, consulting and construction management organization with a 33-year history of client focus, quality design and technological innovation. Ghafari distinguishes itself as an operations-focused design practice with experienced management leadership, expert technical resources and an impressive portfolio of projects. Through its offices around the globe, the firm serves the automotive, aviation, commercial, education, energy, food, government, healthcare and industrial / manufacturing sectors with more than 450 professionals worldwide.