Apex promotes John Nichols to Managing Director

  • February 18, 2008
  • Apex Embedded Systems
  • News
Boise, Idaho, Feb. 18, 2008 – Apex Manufacturing Solutions today announced that John Nichols, formerly Director of Business Development, has been appointed Managing Director. In his new post, in addition to sales and marketing activities, Nichols is responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction and implementing best business practices and procedures. He also joins Apex’s ownership ranks as an equal equity owner and managing member of the limited liability company. Prior to joining Apex in June, 2007, Nichols held executive management roles at Wonderware Software, the world’s foremost manufacturing automation software developer, ISS-Wonderware, a leading Wonderware channel partner, and Incuity Software, Inc., a pioneering business intelligence for manufacturing software provider. “We’re pleased to have someone of John’s abilities, and 25-plus year track record bringing successful manufacturing automation and optimization solutions to market, step up and help us meet the goals Lonnie and I set for Apex,” said Marya Woods, Apex cofounder and Operations Director. Woods, along with Engineering Director Lonnie Purvis, founded Apex in 2005. “I’m honored,” said Nichols, “that Marya and Lonnie have invited me to join the ownership and executive ranks of Apex. I have been impressed with their technical prowess, quality of service, business ethics, reputation, and the team they’ve built, from the very beginning of my association with them. I’m looking forward to helping add to what they have started.” About Apex Manufacturing Solutions Apex Manufacturing Solutions is a Boise, Idaho-based manufacturing consultant and systems integrator with extensive, successful experience implementing continuous process improvement, control, monitoring, and reporting systems in a broad range of manufacturing and process industries. Companies of all sizes, in all industries, use Apex manufacturing and automation services to identify optimization opportunities, improve production throughput, reduce waste, and increase uptime. Apex clients include global companies in the semiconductor, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, lumber, paper, machinery, metals and mining, water, and energy industries. Learn More

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