VBIT Profile – Ken Zimmer

A small unassuming town in rural Alberta may not immediately jump out at you when looking to relocate the central operations of your multi-national environmental tech company – that is, unless your name is Ken Zimmer – president of RRAI (Recycling & Recovery Assets International Ltd ). Ken left the big city, and moved into a beautiful Vulcan heritage home with his wife Michelle and son Jon in the Fall of 2012. “We fell in love with the town, the people, and the prospects of competitive high-speed internet… a pre-requisite to moving my company here”. RRAI purchased the old veterinary clinic building in the summer of 2013.

What does RRAI do? “We specialize in enterprise e-lifecycle security consultancy, technology processes implementation and risk mitigation program development for big oil and gas companies in both Canada and the United States.” What do they actually do? “We provide IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) solutions – specifically enterprise-level information technology & telecom equipment retirement logistics, secure on-site hard drive shredding, data sanitization, data centre decommissioning, and value recovery” explains Ken, adding “We also recycle computers, although it accounts for less than 2% of our business.” Ken was invited to join VBIT in 2014 to represent the technology sector. http://www.rrai.com/