Operating Team



Mr. Norris is an Operating Partner at Surge Private Equity.  Currently, he is co-CEO of Norris Training Systems, LLC, along with his wife and co-founder of the business, Linda Hampton Norris.  Texas based Norris Training Systems operates 6 Training and Event Centers in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas.


Previously, from 1997-2002 Mr. Norris served as President of PCC Valves and Controls, a $300M subsidiary of Precision Cast Parts, a fortune 500 company based in Portland, Oregon. Prior to that, Mr. Norris served as President of Houston based Keystone Controls, Inc., a $120M automation and manufacturing firm and Vice President of North America/South America operations for Emerson Process in Austin.


He is a co-inventor and patent holder for a controller designed to optimize exothermic batch reactors and worked as an electronic design engineer for 7 years before moving into sales and management in 1981.


Mr. Norris holds a BSEE from Iowa State University.  He joined Norris Training Systems full time in 2003.