Meet Our Team

At Nix Companies we believe our people are the best and most authentic competitive advantage we have. This doesn’t happen by accident. We work very hard to attract, train, and retain some of the best people in our industry. We adhere to the model that experience is always secondary to character, and utilize our in house training program to give our team members the skills they need to perform their specific roll requirements. “One of my favorite things about giving customers a tour of our facility is the absolutely obvious level of quality and professionalism with our staff. If our customers have been in any other shops, there’s no mistaking our advantage. I take great pride in this, I believe our people do too, and I’m certain it shows in the quality of our work and customer service.” … Matthew Nix

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Heritage Team

Jake Perry
Shop Foreman - Machining & Gear Division


Jake joined the Nix team in July of 2019.  He attended Vincennes University where he earned an associates degree for Mold Making.  He then went to work for Berry Plastics for 11 years where he ran and programmed CNC equipment and rebuilt existing molds.  He gained experience in managing complete mold rebuilds. Jake ran the quality department and created quality processes for his department.  Jake then worked for Fisher Tool and Design where he worked more with CNC machines and CMM. Currently, Jake is the shop foreman where is responsible for running and programming CNC equipment and manual equipment.  He is involved in gearbox rebuilds-from quoting to writing procedures. Jake does an excellent job assisting his team in making sure they have the tools and information to do their job and making sure the shop is running safely and efficiently.

Matt Przymus
Sales Specialist - Machining & Gear Division

Matt joined Nix in July of 2019.  Matt has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Southern Indiana.  He has 10 years experience in business development, sales & marketing for heavy industrial companies in electrical, mechanical and communications focused in the mining, power generation markets.  Matt comes to Nix with practical in the field experience with industrial solutions problem solving and coordination of onsite installations. Matt directed business development efforts at Heritage for 1 + yrs before the acquisition to Nix Companies. 

Sam Przymus
Shop Coordinator - Machining & Gears Division

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 at HMC in 1997, primarily running their large CNC VTL as night shift operator and running various other machines, lathes and mills.  He then went on to be a team lead for the Turning/Milling department and the 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 and we are excited to carry on his work under the Nix family name.

Darvin Cloin
Production Manager - Machining & Gear Division

Darvin joined Nix in July of 2019. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after high school, serving as a jet engine mechanic on AV-8B Harriers. After completing his enlistment, he returned to Princeton and gained employment with a fabrication/machine shop as a CNC burn table operator. After 2 years he re-entered the service with the U.S. Army and retired in 2010. Upon relocating back to Princeton, he worked as a fabricator with his previous employer. He work in the shop and performed tasks of welding, burn table operator and press brake operations for several years before becoming the weld shop supervisor and preforming manual machining work. During this time Darvin also worked with the company engineer and went to school for AutoCAD, assisting in design and drawing of parts and assemblies. Between 2016 to 2019 he served as the operations manager, while continuing to work closely with the engineering department. Currently he works in the engineering department and is responsible for design & reverse engineering of machined parts and assemblies.



Addison Schmitt
Fabrication Foreman - Machining & Gear Division

Addison started with Nix as a Welding and Fabrication Technician in May of 2018.  He quickly became our Lead Fabricator at our Custom Fabrication shop before taking the role as Fabrication Foreman at our Heritage Heavy Fab Shop. Addison has shown great leadership skills and continues to develop into a great asset for Nix Companies while also bringing a lot of value to our customers.