Manufacturing

Cindy Zimmerman

President & CEO, SS Designs, Winter Haven

SS Designs is a custom apparel design, decoration and distribution company. The 43-year-old company, which has 30 employees at its 160,000-sq.-ft. facility, does high-volume screenprint, embroidery and other decorative applications for customers around the world. “My first summer job was pulling shirts off the back of a screenprint dryer for my dad,” Zimmerman says, “and my second summer job was working in retail at Busch Gardens. I never expected those early experiences at 16 and 17 were preparing me to run this company and to work with our top international theme park customers.”

EDUCATION University of Florida (BA)
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ADMIRES I have always had the greatest admiration for Harris Rosen. The way he has humbly supported his employees and their families and the community is an inspiration.

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