Nick

Albert

Machine Shop Manager, Advanced Prototyping Center

Nick has over 12 years of welding and custom fabrication, prototype manufacturing and shop management experience including designing and building thousands of custom hardware projects for LA City’s public safety communications, architects, engineers, inventors and artists. He enjoys problem solving with a wide range of industrial tools and has helped bring several products from idea to market. Nick studied at College of the Canyons and Cerritos College Technology departments, of which he has been on the advisory committee for both. He also conducted a four-year shop internship program teaching students technical skills and shop safety.

Nick’s work with LACI is focused on the Advanced Prototyping Center (APC) to enable training for APC Fellows, provide custom fabrication to the LACI Community and to improve and manage APC Operations. Recently, he has been part of the PPE manufacturing efforts to support medical workers, local jobs, and manufacturing.

His goal is to support our diverse green economy by inspiring stewardship, creativity, collaboration and learning from every opportunity for the greater good. Originally from Austin, TX, he’s now hailing from North Hollywood with his family. When he’s not making things, he’s gardening, snowboarding or making music.