Nick is the founder and owner of Techspex, billed as “THE machine tool database” and found at www.techspex.com. Since graduating from SMU in Dallas in 1973, he has worked in sales and management at various levels of the machine tool industry, including working for two builders, a national importer and a local distributor. Techspex is an online database of machine tools that helps visitors quickly find the machine tool model(s) they need. People often ask Nick how the idea of Techspex came about. “Figuring out which builders make machines that can best handle a job was time-consuming and hit-or-miss,” he says. Seeing the potential early on for the Internet to help solve this problem, he launched Techspex in 1996.