Troy Nix was a driving force in the April 1997 launch of Mid-America Plastics Processors Inc., an Indianapolis-based, grassroots network of plastics manufacturers. MAPP now has nearly 150 partners in 10 states.
Nix currently also is founder and president of First Resource LLC, a management consulting firm that provides operational and strategic assistance to small groups, informal networks and associations. He previously worked in Mobil Oil Corp.'s chemical products division, initially overseeing blown film extrusion and conversion manufacturing operations that made Hefty- and Baggies-brand products.
A West Point graduate, Nix was a paratrooper and served as an ordnance officer in the U.S. Army while holding several leadership positions at the company and battalion levels.