Ted L. Zimmerman
Status: Senior Operation/Manufacturing Manager
QMS Auditor, Instructor and Program Developer
Business Administration University of Wisconsin
Relevant Experience: Mr. Zimmerman has 23 years management experience in manufacturing operations with a successful track record of progressive management responsibilities and leadership. Fifteen years in executive management roles that include vice president, general manager, and president for both small and large corporations. Diversified multi-plant operational experience including materials purchasing, production control, production, and management of technical support staff including plant engineering, environmental, health and safety departments.
Mr. Zimmerman's strong leadership and communication skills were instrumental in his successful management of diversified projects including Just-In-Time, cellular workflow, Lean Manufacturing, MRPII and Quality Management including ISO 9000.
Mr. Zimmerman is proficient in business, negotiating, financial planning, establishing budgets, and providing cost containment with full P&L responsibilities. A sample of his project experience includes managing the redesign of eight plants, including equipment and processes to support fast growing diverse product lines. Directed start-up of a new Joint-venture company in Mexico City. Taking project from conception to production in less than 18 months. Engineered turn-around of small business supporting commercial and aerospace industries. Directed the implementation of sound business operating systems in order to benchmark, measure, and control critical elements.
Mr. Zimmerman's ethics, hard work and attention to detail are key forces that have helped direct his career through the rank and file to top management. This career path has developed within him strong skills in managing with respect and loyalty to owners, customers, and employees by facilitating, directing, teaching and listening.