PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2014) - Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, announced today that current Vice President of Human Resources for the company's Munitions and Government business unit, Frances Coady, has been named Senior Vice President of Human Resources for D&Z.

"Bringing a tremendous amount of human resources expertise to the table, I am very pleased to add Fran to our leadership team," said Hal Yoh, Chairman & CEO of D&Z. "Fran's unique mix of talent management skills will provide a wealth of resources and new perspectives to our company. I am excited to see the great things she will do in this new role."

Prior to joining D&Z, Coady served as the Human Resource Leader at industrial manufacturer, Met-Pro Corporation. She also served as a human resource expert and leader at Merck & Co., Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corporation for more than two decades. Since joining D&Z in early 2014, Coady has led the HR team for the Munitions and Government business unit, working directly with the President of the unit and the leadership team to achieve strategic goals and increased operational efficiency.

"I'm extremely excited and honored to take on this new opportunity," said Coady. "This is an exciting time at D&Z and I'm eager to help take the organization to the next level of HR strategy and support. Over the past 10 months my lens has been focused on the Munitions and Government business, but I'm excited to expand my efforts in order to position each business unit and employee to better serve our customers."

In her new role, Coady will be responsible for talent management, total rewards & compensation, diversity, succession planning, change management, labor strategy and organizational betterment across the company.

Day & Zimmermann is a century-old, family-owned company whose 21,000 employees specialize in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.2 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Founded in 1901 and 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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