Bruce Zimmer

Consultant - United States

For over thirty years, Bruce Zimmer has consulted companies across a variety of geographies and industries, including pharmaceuticals, food, and automotive parts.

Bruce led a breakthrough project for a major automotive parts company whose agriculture tire division was facing a 40% loss of market share. As a result of the engagement, the team reduced the number of components required to construct the tires by 38% and reduced tire mass by 44% while exceeding their durability target. His work with a client in the household and personal products industry led to savings of nearly $15 million in inventory carrying costs in seven months.

Additionally, Bruce led the cultural transformation of a major international food retail conglomerate that resulted in the company’s elevation from being ranked “worst in safety” to “best in class.” The client also yielded gains in on-time delivery, quality, and workplace morale. In another engagement, Bruce shepherded a family-owned generic pharmaceutical business through the transition to becoming a profitable, technology-driven, specialty business.

Bruce holds an M.A. in Organizational Development and a B.S. in English and Education from Kean University.

Public Speaking and Service

  • Speaker (multiple times), The Golandsky Institute’s summer program at Princeton University

Thought Leadership and Articles

  • Generic to Branded Pharma: Pt. I—Prescribing Transformation; Pt. III—Ready for Action, Enterprise Transformation Results blog, August 2015
  • Lead with the Future—Leave the Past Behind, Insigniam Quarterly®, Winter 2015
  • HBO Channels a Big Step Towards Transforming the Cable Industry, Enterprise Transformation Results Blog, October 2014
  • Myths About Management Coaching, Enterprise Transformation Results Blog, June 2013
  • How to Avoid Losing Millions During an ERP Update, Enterprise Transformation Results Blog, June 2012
  • If You Have Followers, You’re Leading Wrong, Enterprise Transformation Results Blog, March 2012