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Nordson’s Own Named as the Face of Manufacturing

Johns Creek, GA - Scott Means, Project Manager with Nordson Corp. in Johns Creek, was just named the Face of Manufacturing for March 2016 by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership. 

The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership is a unit of the Enterprise Innovation Institute of Georgia Tech.

Scott began his career 32 years ago with Nordson, after the completion of his graduate degree at Georgia Tech.  With a degree in Electrical Engineering, Scott was drawn to Nordson because of the size of the company and because of the location.  Scott has held many positions within Nordson over the last 32 years; currently Scott serves the role of product manager.

 “Combining my business sense with my technical knowledge into this product management role was a great fit,” Means said. In this new position, Means is a lot closer to the customer than ever before and is responsible for managing one of Nordson’s product lines across the world. Means lights up as he discusses all of the people in different countries he gets to interact with on a daily basis. He said, “I love to travel and have logged 1.2 million air travel miles. Since I’ve been in this new role, I go to Europe and Asia about four times a year, and more if there is a global rollout of a new product.”

The Faces of Manufacturing initiative provides a look into the “new wave” of manufacturing. A highly technical, highly skilled and extremely rewarding career opportunity, certainly not the manufacturing of the past. With over 10 thousand manufacturing companies in Georgia employing over 365 thousand people, manufacturing is a vital and growing piece of the State’s economy.

For more on Scott’s story: http://facesofmanufacturing.com/portfolio/scott-means/

About Nordson Corp.

Founded as a family-owned business in 1954 in Ohio, Nordson Corp. has steadily grown, both through organic expansion and acquisition. Today the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries.

Nordson’s Georgia operations began solely in the engineering arena in 1978 and in the mid-80s, the company opened a manufacturing facility in the state. The company expanded manufacturing operations throughout the next couple of decades, and today they operate two Georgia facilities in Johns Creek and Swainsboro, which include manufacturing, distribution, engineering, sales and marketing operations.

With a long history as a philanthropic company, Nordson commits 5 percent of pretax domestic earnings for charitable purposes. In addition to the The Nordson Corporation Foundation, the company encourages employee involvement through the Time ‘n Talent volunteer program, the Matching Gifts Program that matches employee and retiree donations to nonprofit organizations and schools, and the annual United Way Campaign where the company matches donations from employees and retirees.

About the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The GaMEP helps manufacturers increase top-line growth and reduce bottom-line costs. With nine regional offices across the state, GaMEP offers a solution-based approach through coaching, implementation, and training in areas such as: Business Development, Process Improvement, Sustainability, Energy, and ISO Standards. Visit the GaMEP website for more information.

About the Faces of Manufacturing Iniative

Faces of Manufacturing was developed by the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) at Georgia Tech and is supported by Georgia Tech, organizations and companies across Georgia, our partners, and our national sponsor, NIST MEP.

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