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VMZINC® Managing Director Named To Alumni Advisory Board

Raleigh, NC  – VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of the Umicore group, has announced that Daniel Nicely, managing director of VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc., has been named to the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Architecture and Landscape Architecture Alumni Board. The NDSU Architecture and Landscape Architecture Alumni Advisory Board is composed of an elite group of 20 alumni working at architecture firms throughout the United States that meets biannually in North Dakota to advise the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Colleges at NDSU. Representing 80,000 living alumni, the board sets policy, recognizes outstanding alumni and assists the university with specific goals and objectives. In addition, board members interact with first-year students who are introduced to the professions of Landscape Architecture and Architecture in their introductory lecture classes at NDSU to provide career guidance and support.

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Daniel Nicely

“I am honored to have been selected as a new member of the NDSU Architecture and Landscape Architecture Alumni Advisory Board,” said Nicely. “I am excited to give back to my alma mater and contribute to the growth of NDSU’s Architecture Tradition by impacting the lives of students in the Landscape Architecture and Architecture Colleges at NDSU.”

An architect by training, Nicely manages the sales team for the United States and Mexico for VMZINC® -US, supervising all buildings and projects, vendors, representatives, sales teams, as well as marketing and distribution for the company. He joined the company in 2006, and since that time, Nicely has served as the architectural coordinator, director of market development and director of architectural sales before taking over as managing director. The North Dakota native earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental design and his professional degree in architecture at NDSU. Nicely is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and taught a course, “Exploring Architecture,” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke University. Additionally, he was a member of the U.S. Navy’s Construction Battalion, also known as the “Seabees,” and spent eight years in the reserves as a carpenter.

“We are overjoyed to welcome Daniel to the NDSU Architecture and Landscape Architecture Alumni Advisory Board,” said Aaron Kelly, AIA, NDSU A/LA Alumni Advisory Board Chair. “The board members are all very impressed with his versatile background and innovative architectural skills, and they are excited to see the diverse perspective that he will bring to the group.”​

About VMZINC®

VMZINC_logoVMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold VM Building Solutions USA. For additional information, visit www.vmzinc-us.com.

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