Friday, August 2, 2013

Halden Zimmermann

Halden Zimmermann:
Halden began his career in manufacturing as an engineer for
ITT Automotive, a Global Tier 1 components manufacturer supplying electronics
systems to major automotive companies like GM, Toyota, Honda and BMW. During
this time, his role expanded from manufacturing engineering and product
development, to continuous improvement / quality and then plant management
where he was the general manager of 3 plants focused on turnaround and
consolidation of facilities. At ITT, he was the first to be supported and
nominated for a company sponsored MBA program at the University of Rochester,
Simon School of Business as part of his leadership track training, and the
youngest to be accepted to University program in its history. Soon after graduation, Halden found himself following the
President of ITT Automotive to Alcan to focus on global operational
restructuring and continuous improvement. After exposure to many aspects of the
business and finishing the Alcan corporate leadership development program,
Halden relocated to Paris, France in a Global Marketing role. He worked
directly for the CEO of the packaging business and focused on leading and
transitioning the commercial organization to a value based dynamic function.
The value based marketing concept became the standard for the entire company
and he led the global roll out to 5 continents.

After the acquisition of Alcan, Halden transitioned to the
healthcare market by lead