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Linda Droege

Linda Droege

Financial Controller

Linda joined Nix in May of 2022. Linda began her career path as a controller working for a mining industry company, where she performed general accounting functions and payroll duties. Linda continued to grow her leadership and management skills and moved into a Controller / Accounting Manager position for another coal company. With over 40 years of experience working with heavy industrial companies and her extensive knowledge in accounting and finance, Linda is a great asset to the advancement of our accounting team.

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Sydney Rutledge

Sydney Rutledge

Bookkeeper

Sydney joined NIX in October of 2021. After graduating from Ivy Tech Community College with an Associate’s Degree, Sydney worked in Accounts Payable and Administration, gaining management experience as well as bookkeeping. During her time in college, she also participated and was the President of a student organization, which built her skills in leadership. Sydney’s attention to detail and eagerness to learn brings great benefits to our team as we continue to grow and advance. 

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Jason Wilkins

Jason Wilkins

Outside Sales Specialist

Jason joined NIX in February of 2021. Jason graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s Degree and has 7 plus years in sales experience as well as experience in a leadership position. With Jason’s background and knowledge in industries we serve, he is sure to bring great support to the sales team.

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Ed Schleter

Ed Schleter

IT & Data Coordinator

Ed joined NIX in April of 2021. After graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology, Ed worked as a IT General Consultant and in the Information Technology Department for 3 years. Ed brings 25 years of IT experience to NIX as well as experience in management and leadership. With Ed’s knowledge and skill sets, he is sure to help NIX systems remain on track and continue to advance. 

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Ashley Kiesel

ASHLEY KIESEL

Business Development & Human Resources Coordinator

Ashley joined Nix Companies in October of 2019.  Ashley has a background in Operations Management and 6+ years of management experience. With skills in customer service and management, and a Bachelors degree from the University of Southern Indiana, she brings a detailed-oriented mind to our Pre-Production process.  She is currently responsible for the facilitation of new and established initiatives surrounding our customer resource management system, employee recruitment and training, business development administration, and maintaining a high level of customer service. 

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Cole Eckert

COLE ECKERT

Operations Excellence Manager

Cole joined Nix in January of 2020. He graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Chemistry and the University of Arkansas with a Master of Science in Operations Management. Cole started with Nix as the Continuous Improvement Technician. After 1 year, Cole transitioned to our Operations Excellence Manager, where he leads our operations quality and efficiency programs ensuring all Divisions meet the standards and work toward ISO Certification. Cole’s experience with continuous improvement from previous roles in production and inventory planning brings strong skills that will help Nix continue to improve. 

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Jenny Wiggins

Jenny Wiggins

Accounts Payable

Jenny joined NIX in March of 2021 bringing with her a background in office administration and accounts payable. Jenny graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education. Her experience with Accounting for 5 years allowed her to gain valuable accounting, customer service, and management skills. Jenny is sure to be an asset to the accounting team and NIX overall.

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Angela Kirlin

ANGELA KIRLIN

Human Resources Manager

Angela Kirlin joined the company in 2018 as the Human Resources Manager. Angela graduated from Indiana State University with degrees in both Business Management and Administration as well as obtained her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Training and Development.  Angela began her career after college with Cintas as a Management Trainee.  From that position she then went on to be the Human Resources Manager of the Louisville and Elizabethtown districts.  Angela brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her time at Cintas that will serve her well in her new role at Nix Companies.