Al-Ni-Fe Specialty Recruiting
Nikole began her career in the metal industry more than 20 years ago in Jackson, Mississippi, working for a coil coater. She continued her career in the coil-coating industry while moving back to her home state of Indiana where she learned all aspects of the business taking on various roles within the sales, quoting, and production scheduling departments.
She then moved to Southern California in 2005 and slightly shifted her focus. At that time, she began working for a stainless steel mill and achieved success first as an outside sales representative and ultimately general manager of the company’s West Coast office.
While in California, Nikole joined the Association of Women in the Metal Industries and was encouraged to network and make valuable connections within her industry. Through participation and attendance at AWMI events, she had the opportunity to hear speakers that gave insight into the industry and market. As a member of AWMI for 10 years, Nikole has held positions on the local California chapter board, including membership chair, vice president, president, and past president. She is currently focusing on the international level and is serving as the trade show and social media committee chair. AWMI facilitated her growth as a professional, and led to her starting her own recruiting firm focused on the metal industry on the West Coast.