The Charles Edwards Team

Peter C. Zimm, Principal


Peter Zimm leads strategy, market positioning, and operations improvement consulting projects for aerospace companies.  A Principal for aerospace-focused management consulting firm Charles Edwards, he has delivered scores of projects for OEMs, Tier 1s, subtier suppliers, and raw materials companies across the world.  Peter is an internationally-recognized market expert in aerospace raw materials, aircraft components, manufacturing process technologies, and aircraft emissions. 

Prior to joining Charles Edwards, Peter was a Principal at ICF Aviation’s Aerospace & MRO practice.  He began his career at Timken Aerospace where he held various business development, marketing, and sales management positions and co-architected the company’s aftermarket entry strategy.  Peter has a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. 


Cliff Collier, Principal


Cliff Collier is a seasoned executive leading Charles Edwards’ Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) activities. He helps aerospace companies assess and realize cost and efficiency improvements and also leads operations due diligence projects. 

Cliff has 30 years of experience in Supply Chain, IT and Human Resources management from Vought Aircraft Industries and Triumph Aerostructures where he was responsible for $2B of annual spend. During this tenure, Cliff led a complete restructuring of company benefit plans (including union workforce), rescued a failed SAP implementation, and created a cross-company corporate procurement organization in a highly decentralized aerospace company. He is particularly skilled in turnaround and start-up operations, communicating change and getting buy in from the relevant stakeholders, and has successfully managed both large and small organizations. 

Mr. Collier has a Masters in Economics and a BA in Economics both from the University of Texas at Arlington.