Art Nicolet comes to Purple Heart Motor Works, Inc., (PHMW) with a wealth of experience in profit and non-profit corporate activities, making him invaluable in incorporation documents as well as filing 501(c)(3) applications to the IRS.
Art retired from Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson after a 21 year career as Senior Subcontract Manager. While at Raytheon, he gained wide experience in production supervision, human resources, course writing for hourly production employees, Supply Chain Management and labor relations. His experience managing subcontracts gives him the ability to manage affairs for PHMW. The experience gained in labor relations will benefit PHMW as we build the organization.
Art has started and operated two successful businesses and understands the challenges of a startup operation such as PHMW.
Art graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Pasadena College/Point Loma Nazarene University. He attained a secondary teaching certificate in science and math, which he put to good use at Raytheon while developing skills based course work for hourly employees.
Art is retired, but remains busy serving as the Vice Chairman of the Music Advisory Board, University of Arizona School of Music. He is also a board member of Research Associates, an alumni organization supporting students in chemistry and biology who are enrolled in the undergraduate research program at his alma mater, Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Additionally, he is a founding board member of PHMW and has submitted the application for non-profit incorporation in the state of Arizona and the PHMW application for non-profit status with the IRS.
Art was a founding board member for The Sheepfold of Arizona, a biblically-based domestic violence shelter for women and children in Tucson. He was active in its operation for more than five years as the organization’s Secretary/Treasurer.
Currently Art is Marketing Manager for Brown and Associates, a software and consulting business with a distributed work force around the United States. He oversees the internet marketing efforts for the company.
Art’s interests include reading, grant writing, gardening, computer hardware technology upgrades and researching selected topics and issues such as veteran’s affairs, conservative political thought and health related topics.