Norstar Industries Ltd. is proud to announce today that it has appointed Ryan Sawatzky to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Curtis Cornelsen to the position of Chief Sales Officer respectively.
Curtis has been with Norstar since 2008; and has held several titles through the years as he moved up within the company. Curtis started out as a laborer in the shop before moving into a leadership role in the manufacturing plant. From there, he moved into the front office to handle Logistics and Inside Sales. In 2012, Curtis transitioned to Norstar Industries’ sister company Norstar Manufacturing where he presided as the Bin Sales Manager for Canada. Curtis returned to Norstar Industries in 2016 to take on New Business Development along with OEM Commercial Sales & International sales. Curtis comes into this position with a wealth of experience in On-Farm & Commercial Handing Systems.
Ryan Sawatzky joined Norstar in 2013 and held the position of Marketing Manager until present day. Ryan also held the position of IT Manager for Norstar and its sister divisions beginning in 2015.
Former CEO Ray Waldner has stepped down as CEO but will remain on as President of the Norstar Group of Companies.
Former CSO Cam Cornelsen has stepped down as CSO but will remain on as Vice President of the Norstar Group of Companies.
Norstar is excited for this next chapter. In an inter company statement President Ray Waldner and Vice President Cam Cornelsen stated, “This change will usher in a new era for our company and we see great potential for growth”. Ryan and Curtis both bring unique skills, energy and ambition to their new roles and we have full confidence that together they will help lead Norstar to new levels of market success.”
Along with these promotions, Norstar continues to launch new product lines and refine their already industry-leading equipment lines. The continued expansion of our product lines continues to push Norstar to becoming the premier “one stop shop” for your material handling needs.
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