In 1973, Peter joined the Kryptonite Corporation. Kryptonite’s primary focus was on the development, manufacturing and marketing of bicycle and motorcycle locks to dealers around the country. Peter and his brother, Mike and their father, Ernest, collaborated on a design of the K-4 Bike Lock which became the standard in the industry. The famous K-4 lock won many national and international awards for design excellence. Peter served as the President of the Kryptonite Corporation from 1986 until the sale of the company in 2002. During his tenure, Kryptonite Corporation sold products in more than 50 countries around the world and transformed itself from a manufacturing company to a marketing company. Kryptonite Locks and the K-4 design are ubiquitous throughout the world.
Today, Peter focuses much of his time on human service not-for-profit activities. As a member of the Board of Directors of Crittenton Women’s Union from 2002 to 2014. Peter was instrumental in the development of the synergies, integration, and execution of the new enterprise – creating economic mobility for women in poverty.
Peter enjoys his long-term affiliation with the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care and membership on their Leadership Counsel and Development Committee. He also serves as Chair of Community Servings, a Boston-based not-for-profit that focuses on providing wholesome, medically tailored meals to individuals with serious illnesses.
Peter has been an Overseer and a member of the Finance Committee of Rogerson Communities for over 15 years. In January, 2023, he joined Rogerson’s Board as a Director. He has a personal connection to Rogerson, as his mother, Lilian Zane was a resident at Rogerson House during the last 14 years of her life where she passed at the age of 101. Peter has very fond memories of the staff and her time at Rogerson House.
Peter is an inveterate ‘foodie’ and has been married to Ellen Zane, a renowned national healthcare leader, for over 40 years. Ellen is also an active member of many public, private, and non-profit boards. In 2013, Peter and Ellen Zane were presented with the Charles E. Rogerson Award at Rogerson’s Welcome Home gala.
Peter Zane received his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and his M.A. degree from Montclair University. He received his J.D. from New England School of Law.