Ed Zimmer

Ed Zimmer Portrait
Associate Director

Ed retired as CEO of ECCO Group in October 2009 after a twenty-four year career with the company. Under his leadership 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. Prior to his coaching career he was in sales, marketing and new product development management for Porter Equipment in Chicago. He has served as Executive in Residence for the Division of Research at Boise State and is currently the Interim Head of School for the Foothills School of Arts and Sciences. He helped to finance and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Black-Rac Manufacturing, a Boise-based early stage company. He has degrees from Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Illinois-Chicago.