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Wade Norton Joins Empowered Performance as Vice President of Business Development

by Mike on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:00 PM

Wade Norton Joins Empowered Performance as Vice President of Business Development

Mokena, IL March 13, 2013 – Empowered Performance, a national manufacturing consulting and training company, announced today that Wade Norton has joined the firm as their Vice President of Business Development.

Mike Stickler, Empowered Performance’s President & Founder, said Norton brings more than 20 years of operations and sales experience to the company. He has generated huge growth for the companies he has worked for and has been consistently ranked as one of the top performers in each role he has held.

”Wade brings a unique skillset to our team. He has worked his way up into senior leadership sales and operations roles from the shop floor where he started as a mechanic. It’s rare to find someone that can relate to the workers and the senior leadership.”

Norton comes to Empowered Performance from Coach Works, a complete transportation company specializing in transit and highway, rail repair and rehab and alternative fuel conversions. Prior to Coach Works, he spent more than 20 years in sales and operation roles in various transit industry manufacturing and distribution companies.

“I’m thrilled to join Empowered Performance and look forward to working closely with the other consultants to help transform the many manufacturing companies we have the opportunity to work with.”

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Empowered Performance helps manufacturing companies identify and implement improvements that position them to be a dominant business in their industry by improving the financial performance of the business. Our teams of advisors have experience in all aspects of running a manufacturing firm, from operations, training, sales, human resources, lean transformation and more. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.

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(“The Professional Provoker”) is the Founder and President of Empowered Performance, LLC a worldwide management education and consulting firm. Michael has extensive international experience working with companies of varied sizes and industries helping them implement strategies to attain World-Class levels of performance. Michael has developed expertise in “Enterprise Excellence”, Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management (ERP/SCM), Lean (Toyota Production System), Team Building and Problem Solving, Six Sigma and Reengineering Business Processes. He is considered an expert in helping companies develop and implement Strategic Business Units and fast response customer service production units.

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