Dave Zimmerman, Founder & CEO

Dave Zimmerman began the company in 1995 and continues to move forward by expanding the company’s capabilities, offerings, and national reach. Dave has been working in the construction and metal fabrication industries much of his career and holds certification for AWS D1.1 and D1.5 welding.

With his vast experience, Dave enjoys the challenges of helping his customers find the right solutions for their metal fabrication needs, whether it is equipment repairs or assembly manufacturing.

He also enjoys fishing, reading, and pursuing business and personal development. Dave serves on many community service and advisory boards. He is the father of six children and lives in Dalton, Ohio—his life-long place of residence—with his wife, Nancy.

Arlyn Zimmerman, Co-Founder & Production Manager

Arlyn joined Dave and Nancy Zimmerman in 1995 to establish Zimmerman Steel & Supply.

Arlyn is certified in AWS D1.1 and D1.5 welding. He also has training and previous experience with computer aided design, Cincinnati press brake operation, organizational safety, shop floor management, production scheduling, and product drafting and design.

Arlyn lives in the Wooster area with his wife and two daughters. When not working, he enjoys crafting hand-wrought steel items.

Nancy Zimmerman, Co-Founder & CFO

Nancy Zimmerman has been with Zimmerman Steel & Supply since its establishment. As the wife of Dave Zimmerman, Nancy is integral to the organization’s framework, as well as many of its daily processes and tasks, including managing all financial actions throughout the organization.

When she is not at the office, Nancy enjoys sewing and spending time outdoors. She is especially at peace when working in her flowerbeds.

Nancy is the mother of six children. She and Dave live in Dalton, Ohio.

Dennis Kelley, Vice President

Dennis Kelley is Vice President for Zimmerman Steel & Supply. His current role includes coordination and collaboration of business planning, operational policies, budgeting, and recruiting.

Dennis has four decades of experience in finance, including regional president for a large financial institution.

Dennis is very active in his community and serves as a board member for Wishes Can Happen.

He is married with three children and three grandchildren. He and his wife reside in North Canton, Ohio.

Devon Zimmerman, Plant Manager

Devon Zimmerman started at Zimmerman Steel & Supply in 2015 as a fabricator and machine operator. He has grown his expertise and worked his way to Plant Manager. He is now primarily responsible for scheduling all production and fabrication projects at the Dalton location. Devon also oversees all the company’s marketing communication efforts, such as website and social media management, as well as sales collateral. 

Devon has AWS D1.1 and D1.5 welding certifications.

He and his wife live in Orrville, Ohio. When not at the shop, Devon enjoys travelling and landscaping.

Emily Weldon, Office Coordinator

Emily Weldon began at Zimmerman Steel & Supply in 2009. Her job includes all administrative tasks for the business, including purchase orders, invoicing, proposals, customer support, and production reports. She previously worked as Assistant Administrator with the Ohio Association of Mortgage Brokers.

Emily is active in the community and serves on several boards and committees, including the Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association and Boy Scout of America Troop 250. Emily is a member of the Ohio Two Cylinder Club and volunteers every year to feed veterans around the holidays.

Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, Walt, and her three sons, Ben, Josh, and Zak. They have cows, chickens, cats, and a dog, and they collect antique tractors. Emily also likes to quilt, crochet, garden, and craft.

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