Nick Brown has always known what he likes: organization, logistics, and processes that make sense. He readily admits that he is a list person and often begins the day with a list of tasks he can cross off.
“I am a very organized person. I like to plan things out and keep track of projects to make sure that I am going in the right direction,” Nick says.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a certificate in Entrepreneurship, both from the University of Michigan. Nick also earned a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard University.
Prior to joining NCMS, Nick was an operations consultant for TZA, a labor management company, and a project manager for Testek, an engineering and manufacturing company of custom test equipment for the military and commercial airlines. But he has been within NCMS for the last two years that he feels that he has finally found a professional home.
“I really like what I do,” he says. “My government and industry partners, as well as my NCMS colleagues, are all great to work with, and everyone is self-sufficient and competent in their roles.”
Nick now focuses on CTMA projects in the software, cyber security, and wiring realms. And because of his skill with details, he also takes a leading role in event planning, such as the DoD Maintenance Symposium, Partners Meetings, and Industry Days.
Nick has gotten many kudos since he began his role as Project Manager from both inside and outside the organization. “I think I’m good at what I do because I’m detail-oriented, I don’t forget things or lose track, and I try and stay ahead of the game. With my government and industry partners, I try to anticipate their questions, and I feel that I am innovative in my approach to solving problems,” he says.
Even though he professes to be highly analytical, when Nick is not collaborating with industry and government, he can be found painting or drawing, cooking up unique savory dishes or baking goods to bring to the office to the delight of his co-workers, or rooting for the University of Michigan’s various sports teams.