Reg Zeller is currently the owner of Ermak Foundry and Machining, a quickturn aluminum foundry and machine shop that specializes in low-to-medium run castings. Ermak is more than 60 years old and based in Chaska, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Ermak is known for delivering high-quality castings on-time and 2018 growth is expected to approach 50 percent. Before purchasing Ermak, Zeller was an executive at General Electric (GE), having worked in general management, strategy, competitive intelligence and business development. Prior to GE, Zeller worked at Schneider Electric, Honeywell and Rockwell Automation, where he held roles in corporate strategy, product management, supply chain and engineering.

Zeller earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with honors from MSOE where he was a President’s Scholar, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University where he was the Dean’s Award Winner. Zeller served as alumni chapter representative while living in New York City. In his free time, you can find Zeller reading a variety of different topics from the latest technology to biographies to real estate investing. Recently he has started mentoring other aspiring business owners who want to leave corporate America
and/or create their own “side-hustle.” He enjoys working out, playing all types of sports, and watching his beloved Wisconsin teams (Packers, Badgers, Brewers) along with his adopted hometown Nashville Predators.

Zeller and his wife Melissa currently split their time between Minneapolis and Montclair, New Jersey where
Melissa is based as the VP of sales for Reckitt Benckiser.