Norton KaplanPresident & COO
Foresight Science & Technology Inc.
Norton manages Foresight's Commercialization and Consulting Services Business in addition to his other duties as President & COO. At Foresight he has been a program director for numerous US federal agencies (DoE, NIH, EPA, NASA, etc.), universities and companies. Prior to joining Foresight, he was an R&D and a Business Development Director in the global automation industry for companies such as Nypro, A Jabil Company. He led the development of industrial robotics and automation solutions for manufacturers serving the aerospace, medical device, automotive, telecommunication, consumer products, and other technology based industries. These products include precision assembly – WD-40 integrated aerosol nozzle and tube; primary packaging – Clorox wipe container lid; electronic assembly – engine control module for a major automotive manufacturer; and process development – insert molding. Industrial products brought to market included the first imbedded PC controlled servo robots for the plastics industry, the highest performing part handling robots of the time, and machine tool productivity work cells. He holds a US patent. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetings, including the National SBIR Conferences and is a proposal reviewer for the US Department of Energy, the NY State SUNY Research Foundation and others.