Dr. David Norton has 43 years of industrial experience in high-tech companies. His industrial career began with IBM and after 16 years he left to become a co-founder of IOMEGA. He then founded and served as Director of Utah Research Institute, a division of Utah State University Research Foundation. Dr. Norton then became a co-founder of Automated Solutions (currently iArchives) where he was CEO and Vice President of Research and Development. Following this he returned as President and CEO of Utah State University Research Foundation, which engages in federal contracts and the University’s Technology commercialization. Currently, Dr. Norton is working with Island Park Investments where he has managed the investment and development of more than 40 start-up companies.
Dr. Norton has been involved with entrepreneurial ventures for the past 33 years. He has served as a technical and business advisor, as a member of Advisory Boards, on the Board of Directors, or as a co-founder. He served on and as Chairman for several Boards of both for-profit and non-profit corporations.
Dr. Norton received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University. He also received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis on applied mechanics and optics, from the University of Colorado. He has had five patents and ten technical disclosures published in the IBM Technical Disclosures Bulletin.
Dr. Norton is married to RoJean Reeves Norton. They have four children with spouses and sixteen grandchildren.