Sales & Operations
Nicholas DeFaria works in sales and operations at Allied Steel. He worked for Allied as a janitor at a young age, sweeping the main shop, outside yard and cleaning the locker room. As he grew into his high school years, he went on to work part-time in the food and catering industry for over two years coordinating and delivering meals and equipment to parties and celebration events. He dealt with customers daily, gaining experience understanding their needs and providing them with excellent service. He also worked in a manufacturing facility responsible for organizing and executing tasks for maintenance and renovations during that period. Once a senior in high school, he realized he wanted to further his education. He applied to many schools and decided to go to college at The Ohio State University, where he specialized in business finance at the Fisher College of Business. Throughout his four years at Ohio State, Nick developed a great understanding of business and began looking for the right opportunity to grow.
After graduating college, Nick was offered the opportunity to work at Allied Steel and apply all he had learned. He began to work with his father and the team to know all the aspects of Allied Steel. Starting in operations, Nick started his journey discovering all the types of metals and steel fabrication machines, receiving training on all the different fabrication equipment, including Ironworkers, brake presses, shears, production saws, welders, and more. Nick was intrigued by all these business components. Nick realized his true passion for the metal supply and fabrication industry and learned quickly developed into an outstanding steel fabricator. He is currently working in sales and operations, focusing on customer service, production scheduling, and overseeing quality control, inventory control, and facility maintenance. Nick enjoys working with the Allied team and will continue to grow and to look forward to building a quality company and meeting the challenges ahead.