Knife River named Dave Zinke president of its Montana and Wyoming operations
Knife River named Dave Zinke president of its Montana and Wyoming operations. The promotion follows President Rich Allisonís Oct. 1 retirement. Zinke has been the vice president and general manager for Knife River ñ Missoula Division.
ìWe are grateful for Rich Allisonís dedication and commitment to Knife River and its employees. He will be greatly missed, but has left a strong leadership legacy,î says Knife River President and CEO Bill Schneider. ìDave is a proven leader in our company and in the construction industry and has shown his ability to make Knife River a stronger company.î
ìI am honored that Knife River chose me for this position,î Zinke says. ìWe have such an incredible team of employees working throughout Montana and Wyoming, and I look forward to helping the divisions get poised for growth as our economy turns around.î
Through acquisitions, Zinke joined Knife River in 2002. Prior to joining Knife River, he worked for Washington Contractors Group/Morrison Knudsen for more than 17 years. Zinke has a degree in construction engineering from Montana State University.
ìI know Knife River employees will enjoy having Dave in this new role,î Allison says. ìHe has incredible knowledge and passion for this industry and will be a strong leader.î
Knife Riverís Wyoming and Montana operations incorporate main divisions in Kalispell, Missoula, Belgrade, Billings, Casper and Cheyenne.