16 May 2021

Optex ben norris

OPTEX Inc. today announced that Mr. Ben Norris will be joining OPTEX Inc. as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Entrance Division, effective May 16, 2021.

Mr. Norris will be joining the company from ASSA ABLOY Group, where he was the Vertical Market Sales Team Lead for five years. Mr. Norris will be bringing his experience in sales management to OPTEX Inc. to develop and grow the Entrance Division.

Additionally, Mr. Norris’s experiences that will benefit OPTEX Inc. moving forward include:

  • His experience as a National Account & Vertical Market Sales Manager for ASSA ABLOY-Door Security Solutions where he led and supported a robust sales team, established strong relationships with all accounts, and used a synergistic strategy leveraging all ASSA ABLOY divisions and 30+ brands. In these roles, he met and exceeded all quarterly and yearly sales goals, generated multimillion-dollar revenue streams and had a CAGR of +12% in the last 3 years.
  • His time as a Sales Manager at CRH Americas, the largest manufacturer of building products and materials in North America. In this position he was instrumental to the successful rollout of a new CRM tool, which became an integral part of the business development strategy used nationwide.
  • His role as a Sales Manager for Sulzer where he implemented a new commercial channel strategy by training and developing new distributor partners in complementary markets. In this position, he was the backbone for success generating double digit incremental sales growth year over year.

“My goal is to contribute at a higher capacity in an industry I am passionate about, and at a company that values innovation, fosters the entrepreneurial spirit, and that is continuously reimagining how to compete at the highest level.” says Mr. Norris. “ I look forward to bringing my unique industry experience and perspective to the OPTEX Entrance team. I am eager to begin connecting with customers, employees and lead a team of highly motivated and talented professionals to further success. ”

“We are very excited to have Ben join our team. It is our hope that he will bring a higher level of professionalism to our sales efforts, allowing us to provide even more service and support to our customers.” says Rob Blair, President and CEO OPTEX Inc. America’s Headquarters.

About OPTEX Inc.: OPTEX Inc. is the wholly-owned subsidiary of OPTEX Ltd. Japan, manufacturer of advanced Automatic Door Sensor Products. OPTEX Inc. is responsible for all sales and service of OPTEX Door Sensor Products in North, Central and South America. Our customers are leaders in the fields of Automatic Door manufacturing, sales, installation and service. Choose OPTEX, it's the Safe Choice...Always.