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Ziek of Cincinnati Receives Clarkson University’s Top Alumni Honor
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Potsdam, N.Y. - Robert Ziek of Cincinnati, Ohio, president of ZSource Limited, has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.
Ziek graduated from Clarkson University with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering in 1978. He continued his graduate studies at Xavier University where he earned a master of business administration in marketing in 1983.
ZSource Limited is a consulting business in innovation and new product development, which has led to 10 new product and technology launches for four different clients.
Before Changing Paradigms, Ziek was director of product and process development for Drackett, a division of Bristol Myers Squibb, a marketer and manufacturer of consumer brands such as Windex, Drano, Renuzit and Vanish. He was responsible for all aspects of R&D, technology strategy and product development for four major brands, as well as chemical process development and pilot plant operations for the entire company.
Ziek is a member of the Purdue Music Organization advisory board and has been chairman of fundraising, planned giving and development, as well as long-range planning, at Temple Sholom.
He is chair of Clarkson’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Council and is involved in the interdisciplinary engineering & management program accreditation process, new product development curriculum, and innovation processes at Clarkson.
Ziek and his wife, Marcy, live in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Photo caption: Robert Ziek (right) receives the Golden Knight Award from Clarkson University President Tony Collins.