BRIGHTON, Colo. — Eric Daniel, director of Supply Chain for the NIM Group, is the recipient of the 2021 NexGen Leadership Award. Daniel was recognized in a ceremony Aug. 24, by Phil Bell, president of the Steel Manufactures Association, which sponsors the award.
The NexGen Leadership Award is designed to recognize talented young executive, age 35 or younger, who have made outstanding contributions to their steel industry organizations. The NexGen Award seeks to identify young leaders who have provide strategic direction in career building, company success and community development.
Daniel has 16 years of experience in the metals industry and joined the NIM Group, headquartered in Norfolk, Nebraska, in 2015. Daniel began his career at Quality Steel Fabrication in Sidney, Ohio. His influence on purchasing decisions and operational enhancements has resulted in a $10 million in annual cost savings to the company. As the leadership of the service center organization stated in his nomination NIM Group supply chain is immense, and Daniel’s direct managements and high-level execution across 25 states is critical to the success of their customers.
Daniel is extremely passionate outside of work as one of the top formation skydivers in the world with a dedication to safety, leadership and mentorship. He is also CFO for a woman’s development non-profit and sits on the Metals Service Center Institute’s Mountain Development board of directors.
Daniel is a 2004 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. He earned is BS degree from Wright State University and MBA from the University of Denver. He resides in Brighton, Colorado. He is the son of Ted and Rhonda Daniel, Fort Loramie.