Jim Nixon was appointed general manager of LMI Custom Mixing, LLCin 2001. A part of Lauren International since 1999, Nixon was also the R&D chemist at Lauren Manufacturing until 2001.
In this position, he was heavily involved in scaling up many of the new and existing Lauren formulations to the Lauren Mixing (LMI) mixer. During this time, he also became an expert in mechanical, electrical control, and quality systems used to create Lauren International products.
As general manager, Nixon designed and implemented LMI’s newest mixing line, in a $5.5 million expansion project which effectively doubled the capacity of the plant. The new line’s technical features and the additional capacity allowed LMI to continue to support and assist the JV business strategies of Lauren International and Meteor Gummiwerke. The growth has also led to new positions and associates at Lauren International.
Prior to Nixon joining Lauren International, he was a Summer Intern at Fluorolast from 1996 until 1998. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ashland University.
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