Karl Zimmer has served as President & CEO of Premium Peanut since July 2015. Formed in the fall of 2014 and located in Douglas, Georgia, Premium Peanut is a grower-owned peanut sheller with close to $200 million in annual revenue, processing close to 10% of the U.S.’s peanut crop in addition to its recent expansion into peanut oil production. Prior to joining Premium Peanut, Karl Zimmer spent close to fourteen years with a Fortune 500 global manufacturer of copper and aluminum wire & cable products, where his last assignment was as Senior Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Supply Chain, and Europe & Africa Product Supply. In these roles, for which he and his wife lived in Barcelona, Spain, he led all manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain activities across two continents, encompassing 12 plants and over 2,000 associates. Mr. Zimmer received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and resides in Douglas, Georgia with his wife Joan.