Leadership

Our Leadership team is responsible for establishing the company’s vision and overall strategic direction. Their experience and extensive industry affiliations help them identify opportunities; build strong partnerships; and firmly position the company for responsible, sustainable growth.

Scott Norton, Co-President

As Co-President, Scott is responsible for setting our overall strategic and business goals, with a primary emphasis on managing the company’s manufacturing operations. He’s held a variety of positions within the firm, most notably as National Sales Manager and Vice President of Manufacturing—giving him a unique perspective on the processes and practices that help drive excellence. Scott has a BS in Marketing from the University of Utah and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A father of two teenage daughters, he spends his free time flying, ski racing, cycling, and running.

Greg Norton, Co-President

In addition to setting our overall strategic and business goals, Greg leads our finance, sales, and marketing efforts, having more than 23 years of industry experience. He is currently a board member of the Plastic Shipping Container Institute, where he assists in establishing industry positions on numerous legislative/regulatory initiatives nationally. A former Academic All-American as a member of the University of Utah Ski Team, Greg graduated with a BS in Finance and also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. When he’s not at the plant, he enjoys watching his three children pursue a variety of athletic interests, including competitive ski racing as part of the Squaw Valley Ski Team.

Mark Norton, Vice President

Mark began his career at Norton in 1993 as a shift supervisor and then managed the original Steel Pail operation until its divestment in 2002. Today Mark provides his leadership in Sales, oversees all Employee Relations, and is a member of our Board of Directors. Mark holds a BS in Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is actively involved in the community, serving as a reserve Deputy Sheriff for Contra Costa County and a ski coach for the Diamond Peak Race Team.

Joe Schrick, Plant Manager, California

Joe brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as manager of our Los Angeles, California, manufacturing plant. He joined Norton in 1977 and has held important roles in every department, from Machinery to Decoration to Production. When he’s not maintaining operational excellence at the plant, he plays guitar for his band, Good Medicine; mans a mean barbeque; and makes his special home-brewed beer for family and friends.

Jim Koch, Plant Manager, Indiana

Jim oversees the management and operations of our Hamlet, Indiana, manufacturing facility. He joined Norton in 1998 as a maintenance worker/machinist, and regularly applies his real-world skills to help make certain that the plant maintains the level of precision and quality that’s become a Norton hallmark. A native Hoosier, Jim also helps manage a family farm in northeastern Indiana, where he enjoys hunting and fishing with his two young sons.

Tom Kenny, Quality Control Manager, Indiana

A member of the Norton team since 1997, Tom is both the Quality Control Manager and ISO Coordinator at our Indiana manufacturing facility. A former naval officer, he holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA from Indiana University Northwest. Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, his three-year-old daughter, and a “houseful of pets.”

Eddie Arzola, Quality Control Manager, California

Eddie plans, coordinates, and manages our California Quality Control Program—directing his team to guarantee that all products and processes meet our exacting standards. When he’s not playing an active role in the plant, he likes playing with his four-year-old son and pursuing his passion for outdoor sports.

Justin Carlino, Director of Sales

Justin not only manages our National Accounts and oversees our eastern US sales efforts, he also serves as our liaison to a number of important trade associations—ensuring that we’re always current with industry trends and best practices. An experienced pro with more than 20 years in the container industry, Justin holds a BA in Communications from Northern Illinois University. In his spare time, this father of two enjoys sports, reading, and music.

Scott Taylor, Regional Sales Manager

Scott manages existing client relationships and helps develop new business opportunities throughout the southeastern US. He’s held a variety of managerial and leadership positions throughout his career—applying his deep knowledge of the paint and coatings, adhesive, food, petroleum, chemicals, and distribution industries to help increase sales and forge lasting relationships. Scott attended Louisiana State University. When he’s not in the marketplace, Scott spends time coaching his kids in football, basketball, and baseball, and is an avid outdoorsman.

Katie Perez, Regional Territory Manager

Katie is responsible for developing and managing customer relationships nationally, with a focus on the Southwest. She works with clients on multiple levels, helping them meet changing regulatory standards, boost sustainability, and more. She even calls on her artistic background to partner on package design and labeling. Katie’s also an athlete, which means she’s an exceptional team player. In her time off, you’ll find her with her son, seeking off-the-beaten-path adventures, hitting the soccer field, or hanging out at home with their menagerie of pets.

Rodney Friensehner, Quality Control Manager, Georgia

Rodney keeps our Monticello plant on track toward its quality targets. He’s always looking for methods, processes, and technologies that ensure every procedure is followed, and every result meets our exacting specifications. Rodney came to Norton at the opening of our newest plant, bringing 24 years of experience in quality control, primarily within the auto industry. In his time off, you’ll find Rodney working on RC cars, venturing out on his motorcycle, and grilling with his grandkids.

Jim Skinner, Plant Manager, Georgia

Jim has been responsible for every aspect of our Monticello, Georgia plant since the first day of its construction in 2013. He firmly believes that it’s the employees that make the company successful, and is committed to maintaining a positive work culture based on honesty and mutual respect. With over 25 years of manufacturing experience, Jim’s expertise ranges from production lines to supply systems to personnel management. Under his watch, the plant was profitable in its fifth quarter, and will soon be expanding soon to nearly double its size. When not at work, you’ll find Jim fishing with his family, or working on his collection of 1969 Ford Torinos.