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Halden Zimmermann is an executive business leader with a proven track record of revamping entire organizations to bring them success, even in the face of an economic downturn. His specialties are providing strategic direction for domestic and global businesses, driving growth, and achieving operational excellence through continuous improvement.

Work experience

Jan 2010Present

Vice President

Leica Microsystems

Business Leader for North American P and L.

Initial Role: Vice President of Marketing


Director of Marketing & Pricing Strategy - Medical Products Division

Cardinal Health

Marketing and Pricing Strategy Owner for Medical Products Business

Initial Role: Leader of Alternate Care, Mail Order Pharmaceutical & Health Care Services

Jan 2003Jan 2006

Global Marketing Director

Rio Tinto Alcan

Global Market Strategy and Structure

Initial Role: Director of Continuous Improvement,Operational and Commercial Restructuring


Plant Operations Manager



Sep 20012003

Master of Business Administration

University of Rochester
Jan 1994Jan 1997

Bachelor of Science, Engineering Management

Clarkson University
Jan 1994Jan 1997

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Clarkson University

Clarkson produces remarkably effective engineers, scientists, health professionals, business people, and creative leaders who easily engage “What’s next?”