Mehrdad Ghorashi, President
Champion shows how a team with common goals and values brings success to our customers, employees, and community all at the same time. The commitment to strive for excellence every day is what makes me proud to be part of the Champion team.
As an early member of the Champion team, Mehrdad has been with the company for over 15 years. He started working with Champion as an Automation Engineer, where he completed several major milestone projects for key oil, gas and petrochemical customers. Mehrdad’s technical expertise in the industry ranges from plant floor automation solutions to business intelligence tools using various technology platforms.
In 2007, Mehrdad became Business Manager of the Baton Rouge and Lafayette locations, and later the New Orleans automation office. In this role, Mehrdad was responsible for managing a team of talented and high-performing automation professionals, growing employees’ career paths, developing new business, and ensuring Champion’s new and existing customers receive high quality solutions, dedicated customer service, and exceptional workmanship. As a result of his commitment to Champion’s customers and to the company, the automation group grew from five employees to over 40, while increasing the depth and breadth of Champion’s provided services. In 2017, Mehrdad was promoted to President. In this role he is responsible for establishing the company's long-term goals and the continued successful growth of Champion.
Mehrdad earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2002. He is a member of the International Society of Automation and actively participates in several industry conferences.