College to Career Presentation

Owners of Delta Technical Solutions, Jeff Zilch and Eric Zilch, and one of their senior staff members Joe Zoubek, came to EIU's School of Business in February of 2012 to share information with students about how to conduct a successful job search.



Job Search Skills, Professional Networking, and the
Current Job Market


Jeff Zilch

Jeff Zilch is a proud graduate of Eastern Illinois University.  He graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication.  During his tenure at the Harvard of the Midwest, he was also heavily involved in student activities including Student Senate, Interfraternity Council, Delta Tau Delta, Order of Omega, as well as serving as a member of the Financial Aid Appeals and Review Board.

Post-Graduation, working as a sales representative, Jeff joined a small start-up division of a company called SRI, specializing in staff augmentation.  During his tenure, he quickly honed his sales skills but also learned every side of the business.   Because of his success, Jeff became the youngest business unit manager in SRI history and was instrumental in growing a department of 10 to well over 200 people, with sales growing from $2 million to over $35 million.

Respectfully declining an offer for part ownership of SRI, Jeff instead decided to start his own corporation, Delta Technical Solutions (DTSI), with his brother Eric.  DTSI has become identified as a company that thinks client-first and is committed to building better companies.   Because of those core philosophies, DTSI has grown into a multi-million dollar nationwide organization.  DTSI is increasingly being recognized for its expertise in high level engineering, notably in the areas of manufacturing, medical devices, green technology, as well as in the energy sector.

When not in the office, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura Ann, who is also an Eastern grad and their four children.  He is involved in various charitable organizations.

Eric Zilch

Eric Zilch, a 2002 EIU Communications graduate, is excited to return to EIU.  During his tenure at Eastern, he was involved in many student activities including UB Homecoming Coordinator & Coordinator-Elect, Panther Express Program Developer and the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

Post-Graduation, Eric joined his brother Jeff at SRI in staff augmentation where he excelled in the permanent hire division and was the leading producer of his tenure within the company.

Jeff and Eric departed in early 2006 to start Delta Technical Solutions and establish a difference in how a staffing firm can build better companies.  Delta Technical has grown into a multi-state, multimillion dollar company that services industries ranging from petrochemical, aerospace, automotive, food, medical device/pharm, etc...  Eric specializes in resume writing, interviewing tactics, networking and how to win the job.

When not in the office, Eric enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Heather, a nursing student focused on geriatric care.  He is involved in various charitable organizations such as the St Baldrick's Organization benefiting Children's cancer, Girls Fight Back and is a corporate sponsor for The Shannon McNamara Scholarship Fund/5K.

Joe Zoubek

Joe Zoubek has served as an Executive/Technical Recruiter at Delta Technical Solutions for the past four years.  He wears many hats at Delta; in addition to new client development and sourcing candidates, he serves as a mentor and trainer for new hires.  Joe primarily does business in the following industries: aerospace, medical devices and green building products.

While working full-time at Delta Technical Solutions, Joe attends Roosevelt University in Chicago, working towards a Master’s Degree in Training & Development with a focus in Organizational Development.

Prior to joining Delta Technical Solutions, Joe attended Eastern Illinois University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Corporate Communication.  During his time at EIU, Joe was extremely involved on campus, especially in Greek Life.  He served two terms as the Interfraternity Council's Vice President of Recruitment, and he also served two terms as Greek Court Council President.  Other activities included Residence Hall Association and a variety of honorary organizations.  Joe also served as a Senior Staff Assistant on the Greek Life Staff for two years.

Delta Technical Solutions

Delta Technical Solutions has established a difference in how an employment firm does business.  Established in 2006 by Jeff Zilch and Eric Zilch, the company was built with a fresh direction to build relationships with both its candidates and clients. Its success is based on truth, honesty and what is ultimately best for its clients and applicants, thus "Building Better Companies".

The firm has proven time and time again that these principles are what a true recruiting firm should be built upon.  A Chicagoland company, Delta Technical Solutions has exponentially grown into a nation-wide, multi-million dollar recruiting and staff augmentation firm that provides decades of experience providing top tier personnel. Its offices are now headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and is the home for both the business development team and all recruiting forces.  [Text from Delta Technical Solutions website]