Caloris Co-Founder Art Zimmer Receives WCMA Distinguished Service Award

Art Zimmer, co-founder of Caloris Engineering, received WCMA’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2022 CheeseExpo in Milwaukee. Wisc., April 14.

The WCMA Distinguished Service Award, reserved for respected and highly valued supplier partners to the cheese manufacturing industry, allows WCMA members to vote on prospective honorees. Zimmer and James Manning of EDCO Food Products were selected for the honor in 2022.

Art Zimmer receives WCMA’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2022 CheeseExpo in Milwaukee.

Zimmer began his foray into U.S. dairy processing in 1975, when he forged a successful connection between German energy-saving technology and the U.S. market need for large capacity units of highly sanitary design. A trailblazer in evaporator technology, Zimmer established his own Zimmer Corporation in 1994. After a highly successful run, he sold the company to the Carlisle Companies in 2000. Rather than retire, Zimmer co-founded Caloris in July 2006, along with his wife, Linda, and partners Dan Neth and Barry McFarland.

Caloris entered into a strategic partnership with a small group of Minneapolis investors in 2014. Zimmer has since retired from Caloris, but still serves as a consultant on various evaporation projects.

“All of us at Caloris are extremely proud of all that Art has accomplished in his career,” said Caloris President & CEO Jim Peterson. “The lasting success and growth of the company is a testament to his legacy in the field of food processing.”

Zimmer delivers remarks at the WCMA Recognition Breakfast April 14.

Zimmer and his wife, Linda.


About Caloris

Caloris transforms process systems design for the better with unexpected, future-focused solutions that solve real operational problems. We engineer efficient, dependable and productive solutions that also improve environmental sustainability where practical. Designed with the end user in mind to drive plant productivity. Caloris offers evaporation, membrane filtration and spray drying process systems for food and dairy industries, as well as for water reuse and wastewater treatment applications. Both Caloris’ custom and pre-engineered packaged systems are designed to meet our customers’ specific concentration/purification needs utilizing the most cost effective and energy efficient technologies available. Whether concentrating dairy, food or juice products at a high-volume production facility, or processing industrial wastewaters to reduce transportation and treatment costs and recover re-usable water, Caloris provides a range of options and technologies.