WAUKESHA, WI -- Gaco Western, the first manufacturer to produce open cell polyurethane spray foam insulation with a built-in fire retardant to pass rigourous Appendix X fire testing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Zimmerman as Vice President of Operations and General Manager.
Mr. Zimmerman takes broad responsibility for the company's Waukesha customer service, manufacturing, and purchasing operations. His proven leadership and knowledge of chemical-based manufacturing operations will be a tremendous asset to the company.
"Eric is an accomplished operations leader with more than 20 years of experience in different areas of manufacturing operations," said Peter Davis, President and CEO of Gaco Western. "He understands the importance of driving efficiency into operational processes and keeping those processes responsive to the needs of customers."
Zimmerman's career demonstrates excellence in business planning and execution. He has strong leadership skills to build teams focused on manufacturing excellence to provide outstanding service to Gaco Western customers. Zimmerman comes to Gaco Western from Hydrite Chemical Company in Milwaukee where as Regional Operations Manager he had operational responsibilities for all aspects of three diverse manufacturing facilities in the Upper Midwest.
"I'm excited to join the management team of a company that is providing innovation to the industry helping the Gaco customers become more profitable," said Eric Zimmerman. "I believe Gaco Western has significant growth opportunities, and I look forward to leading the operations team to drive customer service, innovation and growth."
Zimmerman holds a BSME from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Washington University.
About Gaco Western
Family-owned and operated for more than 55 years, Gaco Western develops and manufactures the most technologically advanced, proprietary elastomeric coatings and polyurethane spray foam for the construction and waterproofing industries. Using technical innovation to meet the needs of its customers, the Gaco family of brands offers best-of-class solutions for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications. These applications include specialty coatings for roof, pedestrian, and traffic decking; and spray polyurethane insulation for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Core products include: GacoWallFoam insulation, GacoDeck, GacoShield, and GacoRoof coatings for residential applications; GacoRoofFoam, GacoFlex LM-60, GacoFlex S-20, GacoPedestrianDeck and GacoAutoDeck for commercial applications. Products are available nationwide. For more information visit www.gaco.com or call 877-699-4226.