Board of Directors

Danny Johnson Sr.

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Johnson began his management career as an 18 year old supervisor for Coker’s pedigree Seed Company. In 1982, he joined Galey and Lord Industries, a textile dyeing and finishing plant located in Society Hill, SC. Mr. Johnson, his wife and son founded North Industrial Machine in 1995. In 2007, he was appointed to the board of directors of North Industrial Machine. After the Johnson family acquired Precision Components and Services in 2009, Mr. Johnson was selected to serve on its board of directors. The Johnson family businesses expanded further in 2015 when Sun Superior was purchased. Mr. Johnson was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. He has extensive experience within the fields of: industrial construction, commercial construction, capital project management, mechanical equipment installation, machining, welding, fabrication and field services.

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2007-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2009-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present

Professional Associations

Current

  • Life Member – Hartsville Lodge # 173
  • Member – Florence York Rite
  • Member – Jolly Jeepsters Shrine Unit
  • Member – Darlington County Red Fez Club
  • Member – OMAR Shrine
  • Member – American Welding Society
  • Award- Hartsville Chamber- 2021 Will Woodham business person of the year

Past

  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015

Debbie Johnson

Board Member

Mrs. Johnson began her management career with the Darlington County School District food service. Mrs. Johnson, her husband and son founded North Industrial Machine in 1995. In 2007, she was appointed to the board of directors of North Industrial Machine. After the Johnson family acquired Precision Components and Services in 2009, Mrs. Johnson was selected to serve on its board of directors. The Johnson family businesses expanded further in 2015 when Sun Superior was purchased. Mrs. Johnson was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. She has extensive experience within the fields of: accounting, bookkeeping, and management.

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2007-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2009-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present

Professional Associations

Current

  • Member – Red Fez Auxiliary
  • Member – Jolly Jeepsterrettes

Past

  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015

Danny Johnson Jr.

President / Engineer

Mr. Johnson began his industrial career in 1995, at the age of 13, as a founding member of North Industrial Machine. In 2007, he was appointed to the board of directors of North Industrial Machine. After the Johnson family acquired Precision Components and Services in 2009, Mr. Johnson was selected to serve on its board of directors. The Johnson family businesses expanded further in 2015 when Sun Superior was purchased. Mr. Johnson was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. He has extensive experience within the fields of: capital project management, industrial construction, commercial construction, mechanical equipment installation, engineering, machining, fabrication and field services.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree, double major, Coker College, 2000-2004
  • Master of Engineering degree, Clemson University, 2011-2014

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2007-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2009-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present

Professional Associations/ Board Memberships (non-profit)

Current

  • Board of Directors – Darlington County Progress
  • Board of Directors- (Chairman) Florence, Darlington Technical College Education Foundation
  • Board of Directors- Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Life Member – Hartsville Lodge # 173
  • Member – Jolly Jeepsters Shrine Unit
  • Member – Darlington County Red Fez Club
  • Member – OMAR Shrine
  • Member – IPTAY Clemson University
  • Member – Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Member – Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Member –Association for Iron and Steel Technology
  • Deacon- First Baptist Church Hartsville

Awards

  • Florence-Darlington Technical College 2017 Entrepreneurial Forum Award
  • Coker College – 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • Hartsville Chamber- 2016 Will Woodham business person of the year
  • Commissioned March 2023- Kentucky Colonel – Commonwealth of Kentucky

Past

  • Past Master – Hartsville Lodge # 173, 2007
  • Past Senior Grand Deacon – Grand Lodge of South Carolina, 2010-2011
  • Past Treasurer – Jolly Jeepsters Shrine Unit, 2009-2011
  • Member- Clemson University Review Board, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Past District Deputy Grand Master – Grand Lodge of SC 2014 – 2016
  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015
  • Appeals and Grievances Committee – Grand Lodge of South Carolina -2013-2017
  • Superintendent’s Business Cabinet – Darlington County School District
  • Machine Tool Advisory Board Member – Florence Darlington Technical College
  • Machine Tool Advisory Board Member – Darlington County Institute of Technology
  • Board of Trustees- Coker College
  • Coker College Leadership & Entrepreneurship Advisory Council
  • Architectural Review Board Member – City of Hartsville, SC
  • Board of Directors (Past Chairman)- SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Board of Directors (Past Chairman)- Darlington County Progress
  • Member- Duke Energy Regional Advisory Board

Keith Chafin

Chief Operating Officer / Engineer

Mr. Chafin began his career in 1999, at the age of 19, as a research assistant with the SC Department of Natural Resources. In 2001, he joined Clemson University as a research analyst working within the Pee Dee Research and Education facility. In 2006 he became a fully vested partner in Business Data Systems, a computer engineering firm, working throughout the southeast as a systems engineer. In 2011, The Johnson family hired Mr. Chafin as the CFO for all of their companies and appointed him to the board of directors of North Industrial Machine & Precision Components and Services. The Johnson family’s portfolio of companies expanded further in the spring 2015 when Sun Superior, an industrial wood chipping OEM for the pulp and paper industry was purchased. As a result of this acquisition, Mr. Chafin was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the summer of 2015. Mr. Chafin was appointed to the board of directors of Chafin, Johnson and Associates in 2015, a Project Management, business intelligence, analytics and investment company. In March of 2023 he was chosen to serve as the Chief Operating officer of North Industrial Machine. He has extensive experience within the fields of systems engineering, business analytics, corporate finance & telecommunications.

Education

  • Associate’s degree, Education – Southeastern Community College, NC (1999 – 2001)
  • Systems Engineering, Cisco Networking Academy (2001 – 2002)

Licenses & Certifications ( 2006-2011)

  • 3com – IP Telephony Expert
  • 3com – WAN Specialist
  • CCNA – Certified Cisco Network Associate
  • CSSA – Certified SonicWall System for Network Security
  • Comptia A+ – Computer Hardware & Software
  • 3com – Wireless Specialist
  • NEC – SV8100 VOIP Networking Expert
  • NEC – SV8100 IP KCCIS
  • NEC – UX5000 VOIP
  • NEC -DS1000,DS2000 & DSX Advanced Programming VOIP & Sip Trunking

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2011-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2011-present
  • Board of Directors- Chafin, Johnson & Associates, 2015-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present

Professional Associations/ Board Memberships (non-profit)

Current

  • Superintendent’s Business Cabinet – Darlington County School District
  • SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation
  • Board of Directors- United Way Hartsville 2023-Present

Past

  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015
  • Machine Tool Advisory Board Member – Florence Darlington Technical College
  • Machine Tool Advisory Board Member – Darlington County Institute of Technology

Brandy Johnson

Board Member

Mrs. Johnson began with a career in banking at Carolina Bank and Trust in 1999. After 10 years within the field of banking, she joined Precision Components and Services as account manager. In July of 2014, she was appointed to the board of directors of the two family companies: North Industrial Machine & Precision Components and Services. The Johnson family expanded further in spring 2015 when Sun Superior was purchased. Mrs. Johnson was selected to serve on Sun Superior’s Board of Directors in the spring of 2015. Also, Mrs. Johnson oversees all of NIM’s and the Johnson Families philanthropic initiatives. She has extensive experience within the fields of: banking, accounting, bookkeeping, and management.

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors – North Industrial Machine, 2014-present
  • Board of Directors – Precision Components and Services, 2014-present
  • Board of Directors – Sun Superior, 2015-present
  • Board or Directors- Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce 2017-present
  • Board or Directors – Thomas Hart Academy 2021 – present

Professional Associations- Board Memberships (non-Profit)

Current

  • Board of Directors- Thomas Hart Academy 2020-Present
  • Member – IPTAY Clemson University
  • Member – Red Fez Auxiliary
  • Member – Jolly Jeepsterrettes

Awards

  • Hartsville Chamber- 2017 Ambassador of the year

Past

  • Board of Directors- Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, 2016-2022
  • Board of Directors- The Rotary of Hartsville, 2018-2019
  • Board of Directors – Palmetto Staffing Solutions, 2013-2015

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