Apex Promotes Nichols to Managing Director

Apex Manufacturing Solutions, a manufacturing consultant and systems integrator, reported Wednesday that it has promoted John Nichols to managing director. Nichols, who joined the Boise, Idaho-based company in June 2007, previously served as director of business development. Apex said Nichols, in his new role, will oversee sales and marketing activities, strategic direction and the implementation of best business practices and procedures. The limited liability company also said Nichols has become an equal equity owner and managing member. Prior to joining Apex, Nichols held executive management roles at Wonderware Software, ISS-Wonderware and Incuity Software Inc