Guy Nelson, President
With creativity as his guide, Guy started working in local bike and automotive shops customizing bikes and cars when he was a teenager. His passion for all things mechanical led him to NDSU where he earned his Mechanical Engineering degree. Over the course of his career he worked for numerous local manufacturers with an emphasis in material handling. He started Anvil Design and Manufacturing in 2003 in order to fulfill his entrepreneurial goals. Since that time Anvil has expanded into a full service engineering and manufacturing facility. Guy’s continual drive to learn and apply his knowledge creatively and his customer first attitude has allowed Anvil to grow every year since it started. The only thing more important to Guy than his work and customers is his family. Guy loves spending time with his wife and seven kids.
James McQuiston, Senior Designer
James is your prototypical software engineer, when it comes to anything software or technology related James can get enough. James is a certified SolidWorks Professional and with his experience and brains James works on any unique project ranging from design to print. James has the uncanny ability to the complex and makes it simple. In addition James can find solutions for the most obscure problems. Not even Sheldon knows more than James about Star Trek. More importantly is that James brings to the table a diversified and experienced knowledge base. In his leisure time James is raising six kids with another on the way; he also loves gaming and has a fascination for our new 3D printer.
Eric Miller, Business Development and Project Manager
Growing up with a vast background in agriculture it was only natural that Eric earned a degree in Agricultural Economics at NDSU. When it comes to the day to day operations Eric knows where the projects are, what the costs are, and when the materials are coming. With this focus Anvil is able to provide our customers with sensible costs and on time deliveries. In his spare time he enjoys volunteering with the NDSU Alumni Association where he acts as a student advisor for the Yell Leader Program.
Skyler Nelson, Designer/Programmer
Skyler's career at Anvil began in the drafting department and quickly learned the design CAD tools. He soon took on new design projects and took his experience from the office and utilized it in the shop. Skyler can skillfully run all the shop equipment as well as the programming for them. He enjoys everything cars, football, and working out.
Isaac Rutten, ME Tech
With experience working with some of the world’s lead manufacturers Isaac has developed a great knowledge of all things lean manufacturing. Having a vast back ground operating CNC mills and lathes Isaac can take any design from computer to finished product. Furthermore, he has become skilled in design and programming for machining. In his spare time Isaac enjoys going to the lake in both the summer and winter. He also recently welcomed a baby girl into the world.
Elliott Sheppard, Lead Fabricator
Elliott is our go to guy in the shop when it comes to high quality fabrication. With multiple welding certificates he has the experience to weld with precision. Elliott is also a very skilled and efficient machine operator to keep costs down for our customers. He keeps the shop in tip top shape to promote safety and reduce waste. In his spare time he loves to jam on his guitar.