Friday | 01 August, 2014 | 12:00 am

Gary Norville to retire from Messer Cutting Systems



(Left) Bill Heller, new President and CEO of Messer Cutting Systems Inc. and retiring President and CEO (right) Gary Norville with Titan III cutting machine featured in background.

July 29, 2014 - Gary Norville started at Messer Cuttings Systems Inc. in September 1980 selling and installing cutting machines. During Gary’s career with Messer, he worked in many different departments gaining vast knowledge of the company working his way up the corporate ladder. Gary became President and CEO of Messer in 2007 and his last day is August 29, 2014. 

“If you work over the years in several different positions in a company, you cannot help but ask yourself…how do I see the future development of this organization? I had a defined vision of growth for Messer and thanks to the opportunity of being president for more than seven years, I could implement this vision with my team and together we saw a growth of 40 percent which exceeded financial expectations.” says Gary. 

To achieve and build on this success, Gary has always looked for staff who take pride in their work, are determined to succeed, and have an “I can do this” attitude. “An essential factor in the positive development of Messer was that we have grown together as a team. My motivation was summed up by one of the great football coaches of our time, Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers, who’s moto was “Winning isn’t everything–it’s the only thing."

A successor with vision and understanding

Effective September 1, 2014, Bill Heller will be the new President and CEO of Messer Cutting Systems, Inc. For the past five years, Bill has held the position of Technology Products Sales Manager for laser machines. Bill graduated from at Mt. Union University in Ohio with a business degree and has over 37 years in the welding and cutting field with a focus on robotic automation.  

Gary Norville wishes Bill Heller and Messer Cutting Systems continued success. “Bill Heller has a vision of growth and profitability. Messer is already starting to implement his plans. He has everything necessary for success including a motivated and strong team.” Gary wants to use his retirement to travel, spend quality time with his family, playing golf and purchase "a muscle car from the golden era – a 1969 Chevy Malibu SS 396."

mm sm ed cal banner330px 2016

MM Cover 10 15 digital

vert-current-linewhiteOctober 2015

2016 End User Outlook

Although low pricing on metal products across the globe once inspired companies to stock up, there’s little appetite for risk peering into 2016.


Instagram - @ModernMetalsMag

MIDWEST register deadline3

Modern Metals on Twitter


Industry Partners


PNC BankDoALL Sawing ProductsStraub Metal International


Executive Search Services

Sawing Technology

Stainless Steel

Aluminum USA 2015 Leadership Search Group Advanced Machine & Engineering Rolled Alloys
Kaiser Aluminum

Financial Services

Behringer Saws, Inc. Scan Tube/Nebetco Stainless
Sapa Extrusions North America BMO Harris Bank Cosen International, Inc. Stainless Sales Corporation
Gerdau Special Steel North America

Industrial Contracting Solutions


Stainless Steel Service Center

CNC Cutting (Plasma, Waterjet, Laser, Router)

Delta Industrial HE&M Saw Comprinox
Multicam Inc.

Laser Technology


Stainless, Nickel, Aluminum, Pipe, Tube & Bar

Coated Coil

Amada America, Inc. Kasto Inc. Prudential Stainless & Alloys, L.P.
Centria Coating Services Mazak Optonics Corp. KMT Saw


Coil Coatings

Machining Centers

Lenox Alliance Steel LLC
Chemcoaters Handtmann CNC Metlsaw Systems Central Steel Service, Inc.

Coil Processing

Material Handling Pacesetter Steel Service, Inc.
Applefelt Combilift USA Scotchman Industries, Inc. Parker Steel Co.
Bradbury Group Samuel Strapping Systems Specialty Saw Inc. SSAB
Braner USA Steel Storage Systems Inc.

Service Centers

Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Butech Bliss Walker Magnetics North American Steel Alliance

Thickness Gauges


Milling Machinery

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Advanced Gauging Technologies
Formtek Maine Amada Machine Tools America, Inc. United Performance Metals


Machine Concepts

Perforated & Expanded Metal


Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp.
Red Bud Industries McNichols Co. Compusource Corporation

Tube & Pipe

Copper & Brass


Enmark Systems, Inc. Independence Tube Corp.
Christy Metals Inc. Allor Manufacturing Inc.


Specialty Pipe & Tube, Inc.
Concast Metal Products Churchill Steel Plate Ltd Venus Stainless NA Yoder
Farmer's Copper



Tube Mill Equipment & Machinery

National Bronze & Metals








GRB Innovations LLC



OMAX Corporation








Koike Aronson




XRF Analyzer




Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas


Instagram Icon Large twitter facebook linkedin rss

FFJ 1115 brandingcovers