Hit Promotional Products (PPAI 113910, S14) – ranked the No. 4 supplier in this year’s PPAI 100 – has announced the hiring of industry veteran Jon Norris as vice president of business process improvement.

“Welcoming Jon is a testament to our commitment to lead, innovate and excel in the promotional products industry,” says CJ Schmidt, CEO of Hit.

Norris’ Background

A former PPB Rising Star and a 2020 #Online18 honoree, Norris has spent nearly 20 years at Starline (PPAI 112719, S10) – ranked the No. 13 supplier in this year’s PPAI 100 – most recently serving as chief operating officer.

He’s also a co-founder and current leadership team member of PromoStandards, a group of industry IT professionals who focus on the development of technology standards to enable system-to-system communication in an effort to reduce the cost of business between suppliers and distributors.

“Jon brings a unique blend of expertise in technology, operations and the promotional products industry,” says Eric Shonebarger, president of Hit. “This synergy is anticipated to foster efficient workflows, increase operational capacity and reduce quality challenges. His depth of knowledge introduces a fresh perspective and enhances our already dynamic and dedicated team.

“With Jon on board, we’re poised to elevate our operational excellence and offer an even more outstanding customer experience.”