Mark joined the Nix team in October of 2021 through the acquisition of Northend Gear & Machine in Fairfield, OH. Mark graduated top of his class for Machine Trades from D. Russell Lee Butler Tech. In recognition of this accomplishment, Mark received State Board of Education “ Award of Distinction” for Outstanding Quality High Degree of Skill and Proficiency. After graduating, Mark started his first co-op and honed his skills as a lathe machinist. Mark then came to Northend as a manual lathe/ mill Operator and worked his way up through the ranks, learning to setup and run most all equipment. Mark has a wealth of knowledge and experience in machining as well as Auto-Cad 2D & 3D project design & reverse engineering, estimating, and customer relations.