Ed Zimmer

Ed Zimmer Portrait
Venture College Associate Director

Ed retired as CEO of ECCO Group in October 2009 after a twenty-four year career, where the company grew from twenty employees to the world’s largest manufacturer of warning lights and reversing alarms with over 500 employees and plants in Boise, England and Australia. Before joining ECCO he served as the Olympic Coordinator for USA Gymnastics and as Head Gymnastics coach at the University of Washington and Boise State. Ed has served as a director for the Boise State Foundation, Foothills School, Bishop Kelly HS, St Luke’s, Ballet Idaho, Boise Area Chamber of Commerce, and other local and national non-profits. He chaired the capital campaign to build the Idaho Anne Frank Memorial in Boise, was a founding director of the Idaho Human Rights Education Center, and is a docent at the Anne Frank Memorial. He has degrees from Miami-Dade College and the University of Illinois- Chicago. He currently divides his time between the Venture College and Blac-Rac Manufacturing, a local start-up. Ed and his wife, Amy, have two children and live in Boise.