Messer's CEO Norville Announces Retirement

By Eric Haun
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Bill Heller (left), new President and CEO of Messer Cutting Systems; and retiring President and CEO Gary Norville. In the Background is Messer’s Titan III Cutting Machine

Bill Heller to assume the position as Messer Cuttings Systems’ President and CEO

Gary Norville started at Messer Cuttings Systems Inc. in September 1980 selling and installing cutting machines. Norville worked in many different departments during his career with Messer, gaining vast knowledge of the company while working his way up the corporate ladder, eventually earning the position of President and CEO in 2007. Messer announced today that Norville’s last day will be August 29, 2014.

“If you work over the years in several different positions in a company, you cannot help but ask yourself…how do I see the future development of this organization? I had a defined vision of growth for Messer and thanks to the opportunity of being president for more than seven years, I could implement this vision with my team and together we saw a growth of 40% which exceeded financial expectations.” Norville said.

To achieve and build on this success, Gary has always looked for staff who take pride in their work, are determined to succeed, and have an “I can do this” attitude. Norville explained, “An essential factor in the positive development of Messer was that we have grown together as a team. My motivation was summed up by one of the great football coaches of our time, Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers, who’s moto was “Winning isn’t everything–it’s the only thing."

Effective September 1, 2014, Bill Heller will be the new President and CEO of Messer Cutting Systems, Inc. For the past five years, Heller has held the position of Technology Products Sales Manager for laser machines. Heller graduated from at Mt. Union University in Ohio with a business degree and has more than 37 years in the welding and cutting field with a focus on robotic automation.

Gary Norville wishes Bill Heller and Messer Cutting Systems continued success. “Bill Heller has a vision of growth and profitability. Messer is already starting to implement his plans. He has everything necessary for success including a motivated and strong team.”

Norville wants to use his retirement to travel, spend quality time with his family, playing golf and purchase "A muscle car from the golden era – a 1969 Chevy Malibu SS 396.

Messer Cutting Systems is global company headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisc. and is a manufacturer of thermal cutting gantry machines. Messer machines use advanced Plasma, Oxyfuel, drills and laser cutting tools to cut shapes from mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel plate. Messer has sales and service offices located throughout United States, Canada and Mexico.

messer-cs.com
 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

USCG Hoists Ailing Man from Tug

A man believed to be suffering symptoms from a heart attack was medevaced from a tugboat Thursday morning.   A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Traverse City, Mich.

Extensive Ship History Source on Tap for Researchers

In celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, the Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) is offering access to its archives with the opening of its Ship History Center in Warwick, R.

Mary Anne Rooney Named APP President

Mary Anne Rooney, Harbor Commissioner at California’s Port of Hueneme, has been named President of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP), a trade and information

News

CTruk Delivers Wind Farm Support Vessel

Shipbuilder CTruk Boats, a manufacturer of composite wind farm support vessels (WFSV), has delivered the second workboat in a two-craft order from CWind.   The

USCG Hoists Ailing Man from Tug

A man believed to be suffering symptoms from a heart attack was medevaced from a tugboat Thursday morning.   A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Traverse City, Mich.

Greece Wants EU Funding to Tackle Migrant Influx

Greece will ask the European Union for about 700 million euros to build infrastructure to shelter the hundreds of refugees and migrants arriving on its shores daily, the government said on Thursday.

Marine Equipment

CTruk Delivers Wind Farm Support Vessel

Shipbuilder CTruk Boats, a manufacturer of composite wind farm support vessels (WFSV), has delivered the second workboat in a two-craft order from CWind.   The

Otto Marine Signs Contracts to Supply 2 AHTS Vessels

Go Offshore,  wholly-owned subsidiary of Otto Marine has entered into an agreement for two long-term anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) charter contracts worth USD25.

Dorian Acquires 2 ECO VLGC

Dorian LPG, an owner and operator of modern Very Large Gas Carriers ("VLGCs"), reported today that it has taken delivery of the ECO VLGC Commodore from Hyundai

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4723 sec (2 req/sec)