Day & Zimmermann Names Former Utility Executive John McCormick VP of Fossil

 PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 06, 2017-- Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction and engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, today named John McCormick the Vice President of Fossil in its Engineering, Construction and Maintenance business unit.  McCormick will take over the position in 2018, replacing current Vice President Paul Williams who will be retiring. In his new role, McCormick will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations on fossil plants for the company’s Day & Zimmermann NPS division. McCormick brings deep industry experience to his new role, having spent the entirety of his career working for utility companies prior to joining D&Z.


“Having worked at two of the largest power generation entities in the country, John has the type of on-the-ground experience that will be invaluable to our customers and our employees,” said Walt Sanders, President of Day & Zimmermann NPS.  “John has been on the frontlines while the fossil industry has undergone rapid change over the last decade. This has required leaders like John to employ a unique blend of innovation and time-tested strategy to manage operations. We can’t wait to see John put that type of thinking into action here at Day & Zimmermann.”

McCormick’s career spans more than 35 years and includes executive positions and plant management roles.  He most recently served as Vice President of Safety River Management at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).   Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Fossil Power Group Operations at TVA.  Prior to joining TVA, McCormick spent 25 years working at Exelon Power where he was the Director of Operations and held general manager positions at multiple generating stations.

McCormick holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Widener University and an Associate Degree in Power Technology from the Williams School. He serves on the board of several non-profit and professional organizations. Currently, he is the President of the Board of Directors for the National Hydropower Association and is a board member for the Greater Chattanooga United Way.

Founded in 1901, Day & Zimmermann is a family-owned company with a workforce of over 42,000 specializing in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.4 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. 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.®


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