About Kim Zippel
Kim Zippel has impressive technical credentials. She began her career at Ontario Hydro (now Ontario Power Generation), in 1989, as a nuclear operator-in-training. Kim completed her training at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, where she worked as a nuclear operator for fifteen years. During that time, Kim became the first woman at Darlington NGS licensed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission as a certified Control Room Operator. Her other roles at Darlington included Water Treatment Plant Operator and Procedure Writer.
With years of experience and training in simulated emergencies, Kim has a leadership style that inspires calm and confidence. Her heads-up, holistic management approach allows her to anticipate, and thus avoid, barriers to the success of a project. Schooled in the ‘what if’ culture of the nuclear industry, her questioning attitude, and attention to detail, bring a high level of organization to all of her projects. Kim is a pragmatic decision-maker, who always relies on the facts. She is as an exceptional team builder, nurturing relationships that connect the contributions and skills of all work groups in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
A believer in community service, Kim is active with a number of civic and environmental organizations. She is a Special Olympics soccer coach and co-chair of the Prince of Wales Student Breakfast Program. As co-founder and chair of Peterborough's Harper Park Stewardship Initiative, Kim has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the issues that threaten the health of the park’s wetland and creek.
In 2016, the city Of Peterborough recognized Kim's volunteer work with a Community Betterment Award. She is also the recipient of the 2017 Lola Leach Award from the Peterborough Field Naturalists in recognition of her loyal club service.
Kim’s learning for life philosophy means a commitment to ongoing training that ensures Zippel Integrated Process Solutions Ltd. anticipates next generation infrastructure needs incorporating sustainable technologies and best management practices. Kim is also currently working towards an Honours BSc. in Environmental and Resource Science at Trent University.