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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Superior Fabrication Team

Curtis Drake
Operations Manager - Superior Fabrication

Curtis has been involved in the metal fabrication industry his entire life.  He started working in this industry at a very young age; his career began as a kid working with his dad on his mobile welding truck gaining experience in the oil fields and the heavy equipment industry.  From here, Curtis went on to gain seven years’ experience erecting steel before he transferred his focus to shop fabrication.  Curtis then began his career outside of the shop as an estimator as he worked for a tank and pressure vessel fabricator and later moved to project management and sales management.  In 1997 Curtis pursued his passion and began Superior Fabrication.  Curtis has a passion for serving his employees, customers, and the community.  Curtis will be continuing his leadership role at Superior Fabrication. as the Operations Manager.  



Ryan Weinzapfel
Engineering Manager

Ryan Weinzapfel joined our company to lead our ever-growing engineering department. This consists of CAD design, mechanical and structural engineering, estimating, and purchasing. Ryan is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He also brings with him well-rounded and extremely relevant career experience in customer service, trouble shooting, design, and project management. Ryan's value has improved the quality of our products as well as expanded our capabilities and offerings to customers. Ryan's ‘common sense' approach coupled with his exceptional mechanical and problem solving mind set, makes him a great asset to our team.

Adam Williams
Detailing Manager - Superior Fabrication

Adam Williams grew up in Evansville, IN where he graduated from North High School in 1997 and went on to attend Ivy Tech Community College. Adam left Ivy Tech when he was offered a job as a Structural Detailer in 1998. Adam worked as a Structural Detailer for 13 years before accepting a job in 2011 to Design and Detail Fuel and Water Tanks. During this time Adam decided to return to Ivy Tech Community College where he earned an Associate’s Degree for Computer Information Technology in 2012. In 2013 Adam was offered a job as a Structural Detailer, Adam welcomed the change and returned to the field of his choice. Adam worked at this job for 3 years before accepting a position at Superior Fabrication in 2016.


Adam has 19 years in the Steel Industry whether it is Detailing and Checking Structural Steel or Designing Water and Fuel Tanks. Adam is well versed in SDS/2, AutoCAD, FabSuite and Microsoft Office products.


Nick Hawkinson
Project Manager - Superior Fabrication

Nick Hawkinson has been with Superior Fabrication for two years.  He has a degree from Western Kentucky University in Construction Technology.  Nick has several years of project management experience working as a Foreman for Commercial Construction General Contractor.  Nicks project management experience and commitment to quality will allow him to lead our team to meet customer expectations and deadlines. 




Gary Ashley
Lead Estimator - Superior Fabrication

Gary joined the Nix team in 2018.   Gary has extensive experience in the field of fabrication.   Gary has been in estimating, project management and shop operations.  We are looking forward to learning from Gary’s years of experience at both Superior Fabrication and Nix Metals.