Dave Zimmerman: Founder/CEO
Mr. 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 D1.1 and D1.5 welding.
With his vast experience over many industries and modalities, Mr. Zimmerman 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, hunting, reading, and pursuing business and personal development. Dave serves on many community service and advisory boards and lives in Dalton, Ohio—his life-long place of residence—with his wife, Nancy, and five children.
Arlyn Zimmerman: Co-Founder/Production Manager
Arlyn joined Dave Zimmerman in 1995 to help found the company and also has a D1.1/D1.5 welding certification.
His training and background in computer aided design, Cincinnati press brake operation, safety and shop floor management makes him ideal for managing the production schedule, product drafting and design at Zimmerman Steel.
He lives in the Wooster area with his wife and two girls and enjoys crafting hand-wrought steel items.
Dennis Kelley: Vice President
Mr. Kelley has been Vice President at Zimmerman Steel for 9 years, and prior to that, a consultant to the company for four years. His current role focuses on coordinating with Dave Zimmerman on business planning, operational policies, budgeting, and recruiting.
Dennis has thirty-eight years’ experience in finance, including a role as regional President for a large regional bank.
Dennis is active in his community and has been a board member for Wishes Can Happen for nine years.
He is married with three children, has three grandchildren, and resides in North Canton, Ohio.
Chris Modd: Business Development
Mr. Modd has been with Zimmerman Steel for almost four years and oversees sales and marketing, as well as being involved with customer relations and coordinates all the industry trade shows.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing and Economics from the Ohio State University.
Mr. Modd has an extensive background with over 20 years of experience in consultative sales/marketing in multiple industries, including material handling, healthcare, bank equipment, electronic security, and metal fabrication.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, playing golf, cycling, and volunteering.
Emily Weldon: Office Coordinator
Mrs. Weldon began at Zimmerman Steel in April of 2009. Her job includes all administrative tasks for the business: from data entry (purchase orders, packing lists, invoicing, proposals, etc.) to incoming calls, customer support, orders and generating reports.
Formerly, she worked for 6 years with the Ohio Association of Mortgage Brokers where her duties included Assistant Administrator where she was involved in memberships, sponsorships, regional and state meetings, trade shows, education, and networking events.
Mrs. Weldon 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 No. 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 three sons, Ben, Josh, and Zak, and her husband Walt. They have cows, chickens, cats, and a dog and collect antique tractors, mostly green John Deere. Emily also likes to quilt, crochet, garden and craft projects with the ladies.