JD Norman announces Vice President promotions

JD Norman Industries, Inc.
787 West Belden Avenue
Addison, Illinois 60101

Carol Bouma
(630) 458-3705

February 21, 2014

Addison, Illinois - Diversified metal component manufacturer JD Norman Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of two corporate department leaders to the title of Vice President. Gary Wilhite, who is currently Director of Finance, is now Vice President of Finance. Elizabeth Kousiakis, currently Director of Human Resources, is now Vice President of Human Resources for the company.

Wilhite has been Director of Finance for JD Norman since November 2008. Wilhite started with KL Industries in 2004 as director of manufacturing. In addition to overseeing the finance department, he also manages the purchasing department for the organization. Wilhite received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from DePaul University. 

Kousiakis has spent her career in human resources within the manufacturing industry. She joined JD Norman from Federal Signal Corporation where she was Director of Human Resources for the Environmental Solutions Group. Kousiakis' responsibilities include talent acquisition, employee relations, organizational design, performance management, compensation planning, and change management initiatives. Kousiakis earned her baccalaureate degree and MBA at Roosevelt University - Chicago.

"The new titles for Gary and Elizabeth are a statement about the importance of their leadership within the organization as well as the expectations placed upon each," stated Justin Norman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Both Gary and Elizabeth bring a great amount of experience to their positions and dedication to the company. I am excited about their future contributions to the organization."

About JD Norman Industries, Inc. JD Norman Industries, Inc. is a diversified global manufacturer of metal components and systems with operations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  JD Norman is a leader in the manufacturing of highly engineered product including formed, machined and cast metals.  The company serves major original equipment manufacturers of automotive, industrial and transportation products.