Leadership

Our Management Team

Kimberly Burns

President

Born and raised in Connecticut, Kimberly Gerardi, married her high school sweetheart Tom Burns in 1992.  She earned a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management from Berkeley College.  Early in her career Kim worked in New York for several designers and still enjoys using a creative approach to her work today. 

Together with Tom, Kim has been blessed to raise 4 sons.  Eldest son Dylan earned a Finance degree from Bryant University and has embarked on a career in the financial sector.  Dylan will soon complete an MBA at Fairfield University.  Son Kyle is completing a Business Analytics degree at Quinnipiac University and interned at Artech in the Summer of 2023, assisting with sales and marketing functions.  Twin sons Connor and Jake enjoy playing basketball for their high school team and Kim looks forward to sending them to college in the fall of 2025 where they both plan to pursue business and finance focused degrees.

While raising their sons, Kim returned to work, entering the health care segment with a special interest in elder care.  She pursued additional education to become a Therapeutic Recreation Director and has a true passion for helping others.

With the passing of Tom, her husband of nearly 30 years, Kim assumed the role of President of Artech.  Along with an experienced and dedicated staff and team of skilled artisans, Kim is committed to the legacy that Tom built over three decades and ensuring that the Burns family continues to serve the worship community with their furnishing and renovation needs well into the next generation.

Paul Gangi

General Manager

During the past 10 years since retiring from various executive level, corporate positions, Mr. Gangi has been an independent consultant serving a diverse group of clients. He has demonstrated a keen ability to leverage his extensive business experience and background offering a broad array of interdisciplinary services. These include strategic planning, marketing, financial and operational management, personal coaching, recruiting and placement, organizational optimization, sales training and incentive plans, cash flow management, and capital restructuring.

Prior to his consulting career, Mr. Gangi served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Harris Connect, Inc. Mr. Gangi has 20 years of experience in the social media industry. He also served as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at Harris Connect, LLC. He joined Harris Connect from Dow Jones, where he served as Director of Service, Operations, and Development while launching Barron’s Online. Prior to this, he spent 8 years at Prodigy Services Company. Among Mr. Gangi’s accomplishments are: Launching internet e-mail and newsgroups on the Prodigy Service, launching the first e-mail applications with built in photographs and sound, and launching the first electronic greeting card application in partnership with American Greeting Cards. Mr. Gangi also migrated the Prodigy online shopping application from the proprietary Prodigy Service to the internet. He pioneered the industry’s first use of opt-out managed, targeted promotional email to Prodigy Service members driving online store traffic and purchases. Mr. Gangi began his career as a finance and business analyst for Irving Trust Company, Macmillan Publishers, and Harper & Row. He received his MBA from Pace University and a BS in Finance and Computer Science from Boston College.

Matt Zahornasky

Vice President of Sales

Before joining the Artech team in 2021, Matt had previously worked in the construction industry and held many management positions, focusing on account and project management. He began his career at Artech as a sales representative, then in early 2023 was announced the Vice President of Sales.

Matt’s father owned a small painting company which he worked for during the summer months at a young age, this is where Matt began to take an interest in the renovation work.

Matt played collegiate baseball at the University of Connecticut – Avery Point, before transferring to Western Connecticut State University where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.

Elizabeth Hayes

Vice President of Operations

Elizabeth began working at Artech in early 2007 as an Administrative Assistant.  As business needs changed and Artech grew, she transitioned to a Project and Office Management role. In early 2023, Elizabeth was named Vice President of Operations.

Prior to joining Artech, Elizabeth studied Interior Design and worked in retail, banking, customer service, and international shipping roles.

Elizabeth grew up in Texas, spent a few years in the deep South, then lived in the desert Southwest for many years before joining family in Connecticut.  While at Artech, Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from Northern Arizona University.  In her free time Elizabeth enjoys travel, genealogy research, and learning more about world cultures, cuisines, and religions. 

Kyle Burns

2023 Artech Summer Sales Intern and the 5th generation of the family serving the Worship community

(Bio Coming Soon)

Leadership: Guided by Vision and Expertise

At Artech Church Interiors, we are led by a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about preserving and enhancing sacred spaces. Our mission is to deliver exceptional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail in every church renovation and restoration project we undertake. With a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the unique needs of religious institutions, our leadership team ensures that your vision is brought to life with the utmost care and expertise.

Why Choose Us?

Extensive Experience

With decades of industry experience, Artech Church Interiors has established itself as a trusted leader in the field. Our team's wealth of knowledge and expertise allows us to navigate the complexities of church renovations, delivering outstanding results.

Comprehensive Services

From interior design and liturgical furnishings to flooring, murals, and more, Artech Church Interiors offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to the specific needs of each project. We handle every aspect of your renovation, providing a seamless and stress-free experience.

Exceptional Craftsmanship

Our commitment to exceptional craftsmanship is at the heart of everything we do. We work with skilled artisans who possess a deep appreciation for the sacred nature of their craft, ensuring that every detail is executed with precision and care.

Visionary Leadership

At Artech Church Interiors, our leadership team brings vision and expertise to every project. Their guidance and direction ensure that your place of worship is transformed into a space that inspires reverence and reflection.

Our leadership team, supported by a dedicated staff, is committed to exceeding your expectations and creating a sacred space that reflects the unique essence of your faith community. Choose Artech Church Interiors and experience the difference our leadership and expertise can make in your church renovation project.