Frank Rye

Operations Manager

Frank joined the Nix team in October of 2021 through the acquisition of Northend Gear & Machine in Fairfield, OH. Frank first began at Northend in 1993 as a machining intern. After Frank graduated High School, he came to Northend full time as a machinist. Throughout the years, Frank moved around the shop learning every machine and its capabilities. In 2016, Frank became the Shop Foreman and began developing leadership skills, then transitioned in 2021 to the Machine Shop Supervisor and assisted our customers with a variety of machining and gear manufacturing projects, while training others to grow and expand their capabilities in the shop. Frank now leads as our Operations Manager for Northend.