David Zimmerman Joins Stanadyne as Managing Director of the Americas, Brings Versatile Skillset in Automotive Components Engineering and Sales
Windsor, Conn. (May 30, 2018) – Stanadyne, a global fuel injection systems company based in Windsor, Connecticut, today announced the hiring of David Zimmerman as its Managing Director of the Americas. A 30-year veteran in the automotive industry, Zimmerman will apply his sales management and operational expertise to expand Stanadyne’s business throughout North and South America.
Prior to Stanadyne, Zimmerman was Global Sales Director at Continental Automotive, where he represented six business units with manufacturing touchpoints on six continents. Zimmerman focused on developing new powertrain markets to meet rapidly evolving emission and electrification demands while increasing existing business, resulting in approximately $2B in incremental sales.
Zimmerman will structure Stanadyne’s business in the Americas and develop growth strategies in Stanadyne’s original equipment (OE) and aftermarket sales markets. Additionally, Zimmerman will continue to drive operational excellence across Stanadyne’s America’s organization positioning the business for top and bottom line growth.
“Stanadyne fuel system products are gaining increased traction around the globe. Expanding our reach to new markets is a key strategy to ensure continued competitiveness,” says David Galuska, Stanadyne Chief Executive Officer. “David has a proven track record of success in growing automotive business and sales accounts globally, and I look forward to seeing him expand our reach in the Americas.”
Beginning his career at Lear Corporation as a test engineer, Zimmerman oversaw development of the Ford Motor Company Windstar minivan seat system, until broadening his horizons as resident engineer at BorgWarner. It was here he shifted into a sales role, ultimately becoming a lead account manager for fuel systems and powertrain.
Throughout his career, Zimmerman has led an expansion of powertrain products into new and existing markets, ensuring compliance with emission regulations while staying attuned to the voice of the customer, to deliver high-performance products for a superior driving experience.
“Stanadyne is an innovative company that is transforming industry expectations of the capabilities of fuel injection equipment,” says Zimmerman. “I look forward breaking into new markets and building business in the Americas. Stanadyne is on the move and I am excited to be a part of their future.”
Zimmerman holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University.