Harold Yoh, Chairman and CEO of Day and Zimmerman is a man of the people. With more than 40,000 employees nationwide, he feels they are his most important resource. “Attracting and keeping top talent is our number one priority. To accomplish that we empower our employees to speak up and suggest new ways that best meet our clients needs. In a competitive business the one who comes up with the most innovative solutions wins out in the marketplace” explained Yoh. He will be discussing his unique business philosophy and much more during the Jewish Business Network’s Power Luncheon Series Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at noon, Temple University Center City campus 1515 Market Street. www.jhp.org
Yoh is the head of a century old privately owned family business specializing in construction, engineering, staffing and defense for leading corporations and governments around the world. No stranger to thinking outside the box, in 1914 his company designed the machine that wraps the Hershey kiss in foil and 50 year later it make the New York World’s Fair monorail. These days, Yoh foresees the most growth in the fields of engineering and defense. “We are bullish on those areas and think there is real opportunity. We are looking at acquisitions that will compliment the business we have already developed” said Yoh. He feels that being agile and collaborative utilizing next generation technology methods will result in the most productivity.
A hometown guy with his company’s headquarters in Philadelphia, Yoh is active in the community and charitable spaces. He is the chair of the Philadelphia Airport Advisory Board, a Trustee of the Franklin Institute and an Executive Committee member and past chair of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Yoh recalled that he was most influenced by working with his father and being exposed to various types of businesses. He gets a sense of satisfaction as he and his three brother propel Day and Zimmerman to even greater heights.