Naperville Resident, Chicago CEO Appointed to Alma College Board

ALMA, Mich. — Naperville resident Darryl Schimeck, president and CEO of Optimer Brands in Chicago, has been appointed to the Alma College Board of Trustees.

Prior to his current position, Schimeck was the president and CEO of Veolia ES Industrial Services. A member of the Union League Club of Chicago, Schimeck also serves on the Board of Directors and is chairman emeritus at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.

A 1982 graduate of Alma College with a major in economics, Schimeck also is a member of the Alma College President’s Advisory Council for the Chicago area.

Alma College is a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty. The college’s academic programs encourage students to put the ideas and theories that they discuss in the classroom to work in real world settings through internships, research fellowships, campus leadership, study abroad or service to others. For information, visit