Mr. Zimmer brings 30 years of experience as a business leader in various roles primarily in the Aerospace & Defense industry. He served as Chief Financial Officer and President for Cyril Bath, an Aries Alliance Company. He was also partner/owner of Aries Alliance and was part of the MBO taking the company private from publicly traded Alstom. Aries Alliance is an alliance of companies, technologies and products that brings innovative solutions to the manufacturing of A&D products and technologies. As a member of the team of owner/executives, Zimmer successfully grew Aries Alliance rapidly into a strong, competitive, mid-size global player in the A&D industry and an acquisition target for multiple publicly-traded A&D companies. Aries Alliance has locations in eight countries. Mr. Zimmer has experience negotiating long-term contracts with Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, Spirit, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Textron and Alcoa, in addition to negotiating contracts with large aerospace supply chain partners for the purchase of titanium raw material, machining and processing services.
Prior to that Mr. Zimmer worked in the energy sector as a Senior Financial Executive with ABB Combustion Engineering serving in roles including finance, strategic planning and operations. Before that he worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in auditing and consulting. He brings experience with M&A and MBO transactions, bank financing, capital acquisitions, site selection and incentive plans, negotiations and conflict resolution. Mr. Zimmer is skilled in the ability to bring mutually-satisfactory resolution to situations that involve conflict resolution, mediation and arbitration.