• Director Jeffrey Zimmerman

     
    Title: Director of Facilities Management
     
    Phone: (724)-625-4444, ext. 6750
     
     
    Biography

     

    At its meeting on February 11, 2019, the board approved a motion to hire

    Mr. Jeffrey Zimmerman began February 26, 2019, as the district’s director of facilities management.  Most recently, Mr. Zimmerman served as the regional facilities director for CBRE Group, Inc. at 16 art institute locations throughout the Eastern United States. Prior to 2017, he served as the regional facilities manager at Dick’s Sporting Goods, where he oversaw facilities management operations at 163 stores in the Northeast region of the US.   Mr. Zimmerman will be taking over for Mr. Gary Zang’s, who is retiring in April 2019. 

    “Our sincere appreciation goes out to Mr. Gary Zang. His commitment to the students, staff, and the entire PRSD community over the past three decades is incredible,” said Dr. Brian Miller, superintendent. “During his time leading the facilities department, our entire community has grown significantly in population and enrollment. Mr. Zang has deep knowledge and insight into each facility. He has also worked collaboratively with all staff to ensure clean, safe schools with a focus on learning.”

    “Mr. Zimmerman has a diverse background in facility management and engineering. He has demonstrated success in the management of capital improvement projects, energy reduction projects, and systems that support day-to-day operations,” said Dr. Miller. “Through the interview process, Mr. Zimmerman demonstrated his commitment to teamwork and people. We believe his communication, problem-solving, and planning skills will be an asset to Pine-Richland. We look forward to the period of transition with Mr. Zang before his retirement.” 

    Prior to working for Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mr. Zimmerman was the operations manager for Direct Supply, Inc., in Milwaukee, WI from 2003-2005. At Direct Supply, he coordinated efforts of the company ’s informational technology and marketing departments in designing and promoting new product offerings.

    He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO; and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.

     

    Through professional development, he has participated in the Six Sigma program, which is a highly disciplined process that helps companies focus on developing and delivering near-perfect products and services.