Day & Zimmermann ECM hires Walt Sanders as SVP, Operations, for Day & Zimmermann NPS Unit

PHILADELPHIA, PA—October 24, 2011— Day & Zimmermann, a nationally recognized provider of industrial, defense and workforce solutions for government and commercial customers, recently announced that Walt Sanders has joined their Day & Zimmermann NPS® unit as senior vice president, operations.  In this role, Mr. Sanders will use his twenty eight years of leadership experience in power industry project execution to drive excellence in strategic planning, resource allocation, performance management and talent management. He will also be engaged in optimizing the company's day-to-day operational activities to ensure world-class project delivery. His appointment to this position shows Day & Zimmermann’s continued commitment to bringing strong talent to the organization while expanding overall project capabilities.

    Mr. Sanders was most recently a vice president with The Shaw Group’s Nuclear Division, supporting South Texas, Vogtle and VC Summer new build projects.  He also held senior management positions in Shaw’s Project Operations and Construction Operations departments.  In addition, Mr. Sanders has held leadership positions in field engineering, supply management, project management, project services and capital projects business line management for such companies as Clark Construction Group, Barlow Projects, Inc. and Kvaerner Power, Inc.

  “Walt Sanders is a tremendous addition to the Day & Zimmermann ECM group,” said Gary McKinney, president of Day & Zimmermann NPS®. “We look forward to the value he will add to the organization and the contributions he will make in enabling us to achieve our strategic and financial goals in both the short- and long-term.”

    Mr. Sanders holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute.  He is based at the Day & Zimmermann NPS® headquarters in Lancaster, PA.

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 2.4 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