Halden Zimmermann VP, Leica Microsystems
Halden Zimmermann • Halden Zimmermann is the Vice President and General Manager for Leica Microsystems. Leica is an operating company of Danaher, focused on industrial technologies, medical / surgical capital and life science research imaging solutions. Halden was initially brought in to reshape Leica’s approach to marketing and spur organic growth in an acquisitive intense environment.
Halden Zimmermann • Some of the best practices implemented have been used across the Danaher platforms and are in use today. Halden Zimmermann was then given additional responsibility as P and L leader for one of Leica’s largest advanced capital business. Creating a focused strategy, converting to an aggressive hunting organization, improving feet on the street and restructuring to take cost out resulted in 10pts of share gain and operating profit improvement of 50%.
Halden Zimmermann • Halden holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester, Simon School of Business. He also participated in the international exchange program at the Bern School of Business in Switzerland and Paris, France.