Donna retires after 18 years at Zenith Aircraft

After 18 years, Donna Zimmerman will be retiring from Zenith Aircraft Company at the end of this year.

Donna was responsible for shipping and receiving, making sure the many parts that make up the kits were carefully packaged and crated.  Here, Donna works on one of her last shipments, helping Glen (of Hulett, Wyoming) pack his STOL CH 750 wings, slats and flaperon kit on his trailer this morning (pictured above and below). Donna has helped pack thousands of kit parts and pieces on customers' trailers or in the back of their vehicles, and looked forward to helping them get their Zenith kit parts safely home.

Over her years at Zenith Aircraft she was responsible for packing literally hundreds of Zenith Aircraft kits, shipped to customers across the country and around the world.

Above left, Donna rests against a carefully crated kit containing all the parts to build a Zenith aircraft.

With excellent attention to detail, Donna was also tasked with quality control of the many parts manufactured in the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri.

The shipping and receiving department inside the Zenith Aircraft kit factory

We thank Donna for her 18 years service at Zenith Aircraft Company.  

Please join us in wishing Donna all the best in her well-deserved retirement!  Wishing her success in this next phase in her life.



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Comment by Jerry Griego on December 30, 2016 at 11:37pm

Thank You Donna for all that you did to make our Kits complete. Enjoy your retirement.

Comment by Jerry Griego on December 30, 2016 at 11:36pm

Comment by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on December 30, 2016 at 8:32pm
Congratulations for my introduction to Zenith parts, I appreciated your help on my educational and recreational journey. I hope you are looking forward to retirement like I will soon.
Comment by John Butler on December 29, 2016 at 9:47pm

Thank you Donna. You should be proud that you have helped so many people fulfil their dream of flying an aircraft that they have built.

If ever you travel to Australia, you have friends here too. I count myself as one of them, although we have never met.

John Butler

Comment by Roger Grable on December 29, 2016 at 6:38pm

Retirement is goooood..  Thank you for your assistance and friendship..

Roger and Sarah Grable

Comment by Sebastien Heintz on December 29, 2016 at 8:51am

We thank Donna for her work and care over the past 18 years!  

All the best on your well deserved retirement!

Comment by keith on December 29, 2016 at 8:17am

Donna we were fortunate enough to meet you twice, when we picked up our 701 kit and the firewall forward, you were great and we felt confident that the parts were all there. Thanks and have a great retirement. Keith and Claudia Paterson

Comment by Douglas Kupersmith on December 29, 2016 at 7:36am

Thanks for all your help and the good work you do, Donna.  Enjoy the next part of your life!

Comment by Raymond Paul on December 29, 2016 at 1:31am

Donna, a true member of the Zenith family.Enjoy your retirement. Many thanks for the perfect packing and despatch of several shipments to me in Zimbabwe.

Comment by Tom Sullivan on December 28, 2016 at 9:59pm

Donna, Congratulations on an outstanding career at Zenith aircraft and thank you for delivering the kits for my Cruzer. Enjoyed seeing you at the open hangar weekends and we wish you the very best in retirement. Sincerely.  Tom and Mary Sullivan

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