Chief Technology Officer
US-born, Norman has spent much of his working life in the Far East. He has worked within the electronics industry since 1973, originally dealing with mini-computers, then becoming involved in the earliest stages of the PC industry. He also worked on some pioneering point-of-sale technology projects at this time.
Innovation has been a constant theme running through Normanís career history. He was able to put this to good use both during his time as a consultant and as the co-founder of Javelin Systems in 1995. The company was taken public during 1996 and some four years later, Norman retired at the age of 45.
In 2003, Norman was coaxed out of early retirement by J2 and was appointed to the role of CTO. He is based in Singapore, which enables him to have a close relationship with contract manufacturers and suppliers. The key elements of his role are to define product, source the manufacturing capability, and then guide the engineering and production process to completion. Along the way, he is responsible for adding value to J2 equipment in terms of software and other functionality.