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Chemical processing company executive

Mitchell I. Kafarski, American Chemical processing company executive. Recipient National award for war production invention War Production Board, 1943; decorated knight's Cross Order of Poland's Rebirth Restituta, 1975, chevalier Chaine des Rotisseurs, 1982, Knight of Malta Order of St. John.


Kafarski, Mitchell I. was born on December 15, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Ignacy A. and Anastasia (Drzazgowski) Kafarski.


Student, University Detroit, 1941. Student, Shrivenham American University, England, 1946.


Process engineer, Packard Motor Car Company, Detroit, 1941-1944; organizer, director, Artist and Craftsman School, Esslingen, Germany, 1945-1946; with, National Bank of Detroit, 1946-1950; founder, president, Chemical Processing Inc., Detroit, 1950-1965; also board directors, Chemical Processing Inc., Detroit Chairman of the Board, president, treasurer, Aactron Inc., Madison Heights, Michigan, since 1965; Chairman of the Board, president, Imtech of Michigan, Inc., 1988-1992. Treasurer Detroit Magnetic Inspector Company, 1960-1965. Also director; vice president KMH Inc., Detroit, 1960-1964.

Also director; treasurer Packard Plating Inc., Detroit, 1962-1967, also director.


Commissioner Michigan State Fair, 1965-1972. Member committee development and planning to build Municipal Stadium State of Michigan, 1965-1988. Benefactor, member Founders Society, Detroit Institute Arts, since 1965.

Trustee Founders' Society, Detroit Institute Arts, 1982-1990. Sponsor, host world celebrity for World Preview Michigan, 1965-1966. Member district advisory council Small Business Administration, 1971-1973.

Delegate White House Conference on Aging, 1971. Organizer, treasurer Michigan Reagan for President Committee, 1980. Treasurer Straith Memorial Hospital, Southfield, Michigan, since 1972, chairman board, 1976.

Trustee Michigan Opera Theater, since 1982. Board directors Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Society, Palm Beach, Florida, since 1985. White House representative to opening of first United States Trade Center, Warsaw, Poland, 1972.

Chairman fund-raising Bloomfield Arts Association, Birmingham, Michigan, 1973-1974. Member Space Theatre Consortium, Inc., Seattle, 1981-1983. Board regents Orchard Lake (Michigan) Schools, 1981-1983.

Vice chairman Republican State Nationalities Council Michigan, 1969-1973. Board directors Bloomfield Arts Association, 1973-1984, Friends of Kresge Library, Oakland University, 1973-1986. Presidential appointee board directors United States of America Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, Washington, 1973-1981.

Chairman board Straith Memorial Hospital, Detroit, since 1971, Detroit Science Center, since 1972, corporation director. Member International Society Palm Beach. Trustee Greater Palm Beach Symphony, 1986.

Member Citizen's Commission to Improve Michigan Courts, 1986-1988. Contributor Kravis Center for Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, 1989. Member Business Committee for the Arts, Palm Beacvh, since 1991.

Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Association Metal Finishers, Michigan Association Metal Finishers (director, chairman board 1976), N.A.M., American Electroplaters Society, Cranbrook Academy Arts, American-Polish Action Council (chairman 1971-1976), American Association Museum (treasurer Detroit), Poinciana Club, Village Club. Clubs: Capitol Hill (Washington).

Detroit Athletic.


Married Zofia Drozdowska, July 11, 1967. Children: Erik Michael, Konrad Christian.

Ignacy A. Kafarski

Anastasia (Drzazgowski) Kafarski

Zofia Drozdowska

Erik Michael Kafarski

Konrad Christian Kafarski