Chuni H. Gala

Founder and President, Gala & Associates, Inc.

Chuni Gala and the growth of Gala & Associates, Inc. is an example of the American Dream.  After  completing graduate school, at the University of New York, Buffalo,  Chuni moved to Michigan, worked for a few firms working with automotive and industrial clients and his passion for engineering grew.  While he thoroughly enjoyed working in the industry, owning his own business was always Chuni's dream.  In 1987, with a bit of encouragement, utilizing personal savings, along with  borrowed office space and equipment, Gala & Associates, Inc. was established.  Thirty-two years later, Gala has grown from a Structural Engineering firm of 3 people, to a full service A/E firm with staff of 100+, with offices in Detroit, MI; Greenville, SC; Mexico City, Mexico; Mumbai, India; and Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Chuni has worked in every US automotive plant for FCA, Ford, and GM. In addition to numerous plants in Canada, Mexico, India & Brazil. Proudly building relationships, not only with the Owner but with the various Plant Engineers & Vehicle Operations staff, establishing relationships & determining the best way to economically and efficiently complete jobs.  Gala also focused on the role of the Process, Machinery & Tooling, and General Building contractors, learning their processes, building partnerships & taking a lead role in creating a chain between building, conveyor & manufacturing process. 

Chuni has served as a mentor, teacher and encourager to employees, construction partners and industry professionals.  He has built a team of professionals who have been with him for over 25 years, leading the day to day design and construction services. This core team has been the pillar of Gala & Associates, making it a preferred choice for Architectural and Engineering services in the Automotive Industry.  

Chuni attributes his company’s success to his focus on personalized attention to the customer. Building strong relationships has made Gala & Associates a successful organization, built on repeat business. This is maintained by forming partnerships with 1st tier suppliers; assembling a talented team of professionals; commitment to training and education; maintaining current technology in software, equipment & operations; creating mentoring relationships with various contractors & providing services at a competitive rate – within budget & on time.

Chuni has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Bombay in India, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New York at Buffalo. He is a registered Professional Engineer in 20+ states, including Michigan.


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