Our Team


Our Team

Our personnel averages over 20 years of experience in the application engineering of this equipment. Feel free to give us a call if we can be of help in meeting your plant and process equipment needs.

Sandy Irmen

with Somes-Nick since 1988

Sandy is the Office Manager and handles all Accounts Payable/Receivables, she is also our Steam Turbine parts specialist. She claims to have the longest commute, and is usually the first one in unless she has a 10 foot drift to contend with.

Ed Erminger

with Somes-Nick since 1989

He is a graduate of Purdue University (’81 BSMET). Prior to joining S-N, Ed spent 2 years as a Sales Engineer with Spirax-Sarco, and 5 years as QC and Field Service Mgr with Allied Valve Industries. In addition to assigned accounts in the Chicago Area, Ed’s territory includes Northern Illinois, Northern Indiana and Michigan(LP).

Mary Cody

with Somes-Nick since 2000

Mary is a Customer Support Specialist with an emphasis on order entry and expediting for the OEM and Distributor clients.

George Dwyer

with Somes-Nick since 2011

He is a graduate of SIU-E with a Communications degree. George is a Customer Support/Inside Sales Specialist and develops the majority of our proposals.

Rob Nick

with Somes-Nick since 2013

He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Marketing, and also represents the 3rd generation at Somes-Nick. Rob is responsible for our key accounts in Northern Illinois, as well as new customer & business development. He handles our start-up/service work in the Chicagoland area.

Rob Brennan

with Somes-Nick since 2014

Rob Brennan is a 18 year veteran of the steam industry. Rob specializes in high efficiency, on demand steam boilers and steam system management. Rob handles boiler sales throughout our territory.

Gus Nick

with Somes-Nick since 2017

He is a graduate of The University of Kansas with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and also represents the 3rd generation at Somes-Nick. Prior to S-N he worked with Halliburton as a field engineer in hydraulic fracturing. He currently works outside sales in Iowa, eastern Nebraska and parts of Chicago throughout our territory.

John Bliss

with Somes-Nick since 2023

John is our newest addition to the outside sales team. He’s farm raised from the cornfields of Central Illinois with an extensive background in various areas ranging from rotating equipment, industrial, heavy equipment, petroleum, military, and automotive. John covers outside sales for us in the central & southern regions of Illinois and Indiana.

Tom Nick

with Somes-Nick since 1980
– Retired and enjoying Florida

He is a graduate (barely) of Rose-Hulman (BSME). Before coming to Somes-Nick, he worked for Ingersoll Rand and Graham Manufacturing. Tom handles a few key accounts.

Greg Nick

with Somes-Nick since 1985
– Retired and enjoying Florida

He is a graduate of University of Illinois-Chicago (BA). Greg handles a few key accounts.

Bill Dwyer

R.I.P. Bill Dwyer 1949-2021

Bill Dwyer was an extremely valued part of Somes-Nick and is deeply missed. Bill recently passed away and previously worked for Coppus Steam Turbine Company in Worcester, MA. A native New Englander and graduate of Norwich University (BSME), Bill was the token Red Sox fan.

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