Sam began with Nix following the acquisition of his company in July of 2019. He attended VU in the machine trades program and finished in 1997. He began his career in the machine trade in 1997, primarily running a large CNC VTL as a night shift operator and running various other machines, lathes and mills. He then went on to be a team lead in the Turning/Milling department and then on to the Turning/Milling Department Manager. In these rolls he gained experience in operations, purchasing, maintenance as well as hiring and managing team members. He acquired knowledge in purchasing and installation of new equipment and became heavily involved with machine maintenance & repair. He was responsible for scheduling of the department in coordination with gear cutting and welding. He then went on to be the Manufacturing Manager in which he was responsible for all production throughout the facility, quote forecasting and shipping/receiving. In May of 2017 he took over operations at Heritage and went on to purchase the business in November of 2017. Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in heavy machining, gearboxes and gear cutting. We are excited to carry on his work under the Nix family name.