Day & Zimmermann ECM Forms New Leadership Role to Grow Process & Industrial Business

Ken Jobe, a senior executive with 30+ years of industry-related experience, joins Day & Zimmermann to expand footprint in the process & industrial markets.

PHILADELPHIA, PA—May 18, 2012— Day & Zimmermann, a nationally recognized provider of industrial, defense and workforce solutions for government and commercial customers, announced today that Ken Jobe has joined its Engineering, Construction and Maintenance (ECM) unit as vice president, process and industrial.  In this new role, Mr. Jobe will optimize Day & Zimmermann’s capabilities to grow its business in the process and industrial markets. His appointment to this position is a direct reflection of Day & Zimmermann’s continued commitment to its process and industrial customers and to attract and develop top industry talent.

     Most recently, Mr. Jobe was the owner and principal of Polaris Global Solutions, a specialty consulting practice focused on aligning business objectives within power and petrochemical manufacturing locations.  Previously, he held senior operations management positions for industry-leading companies in the power and petrochemical sector and has significant experience in overseeing operations in both domestic and international markets.  Mr. Jobe spent the first 20+ years of his career in the oil & gas industry at Shell Oil Company and served as part of the management team for the ninth largest refinery in the U.S.

     “Ken Jobe brings significant expertise to our process and industrial business,” said Michael McMahon, president of Day & Zimmermann ECM. “His contributions will be invaluable to expanding our presence in the process and industrial markets and, most importantly, to bringing more value to our customers in these areas.”

     Mr. Jobe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  

    Day & Zimmermann’s ECM unit is one of the nation’s leading providers of total plant lifecycle solutions for the power, process, and industrial markets. With more than 15,000 employees, a network of strategic office locations, and a proud history of 110 years, Day & Zimmermann ECM delivers a comprehensive platform of engineering, construction, maintenance, fabrication, and specialty services.

Day & Zimmermann’s 24,000 employees provide industrial, defense and workforce solutions to a broad base of commercial and government customers. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.7 Billion USD in revenues, the Day & Zimmermann family of companies is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes and is a former winner of the U.S. National Family Business of the Year award. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Day & Zimmermann companies today provide engineering, construction and maintenance services, and staffing services to the commercial and government sector, and munitions products, security, logistics, equipment maintenance and facilities management services to the Department of Defense, other government groups and defense industry contractors. For more information, visit