Day & Zimmermann Moves Up to #7 in Chief Executive’s Top Ten Private Companies for Leaders List

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 5, 2016 – Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, announced today that Chief Executive ranked them #7 on their top ten Private Companies for Leaders rankings.  Last year D&Z’s ranked ninth on the same list.     

“At Day & Zimmermann, we value developing our talent in terms of knowledge, skills and competencies because we know that it has a long-term, positive impact on employee engagement, the growth of our future leaders and the success of our business,” said Erica Freedman, VP of Talent & Organizational Development.  “Having a strong learning environment focused on leadership development is what makes our succession planning work.”

Chief Executive in partnership with GrowthPlay started these rankings in 2005, focusing on the top 40 public companies and the top 10 private companies that excel in developing their leaders.  They leverage a questionnaire and interviews to learn what companies are doing to build their leadership pipelines three or more levels down the chain from the CEO.  Rankings are also impacted by a company’s reputation among its peers as a source for well-rounded talent and the percentage of senior management recruited from internal talent pools.

ABOUT DAY & ZIMMERMANN
Day & Zimmermann is a century-old, family-owned company whose 23,000 employees specialize in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.5 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop "Betterment Reports" that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment -- maintaining the nation's power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say.® http://www.dayzim.com