Mark Zimmerman, PE




B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota


Clean Manufacturing, Central Energy & Utilities, Lipids, Oils & Animal Feed, Fuels



A natural problem solver, Mark felt certain that mechanical engineering was the right career choice and was particularly interested in the thermal sciences side. His first opportunity out of school was working for a paper mill plant where he immersed himself in projects, plant engineering and construction. He spent three years in the industrial engineering field before joining KFI, where he helped continue to build the quickly growing firm.

Mentored by Jim Faulconbridge in his early days at the firm, Mark honed his technical skills and cultivated his disciplined approach to project management. He is a skillful engineer who surrounds himself with talented people. He drives projects to completion and eliminates obstacles in the way of project success. Mark has a positive rapport with clients and contractors alike, and his field experience is readily apparent in his designs. He takes control of large, complex, schedule-driven projects and develops detailed plans for the design, construction and startup of systems.

“My position requires a comprehensive understanding of how each variable impacts a project, from engineering and construction, to schedule and cost structure. I’m an owner-advocate. In my current leadership role, I must anticipate project needs in advance, and provide clarity and decisive action items for the project team.”

  • Process piping, materials handling and utility project experience, with extensive full-time field experience in industrial work.
  • Skilled in representing owners as the prime design consultant, in addition to budgeting, scheduling and execution of pre-purchase specifications for large equipment.
  • Over 18 years of industrial engineering and project management experience.

Mark loves to travel, hunt and fish. He is an avid baseball fan and has attended games at 14 different baseball stadiums, with many more on his “someday soon” list. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

"Customers approach KFI with a challenge, knowing we have the technical expertise and willingness to manage the process, find solutions and drive projects to completion."
– Mark Zimmerman, PE