Chris Morton started out as a teenage moldmaker in his family´s business, before eventually running the tool shop and then working for such plastics molders as Nypro Inc., Kipp Group and Cimco Inc. For the past 15 years, he has been running plants, focusing on thermoplastic injection molding, associated production processes and manufacturing management. He has worked primarily in the areas of product design, tool design, tool making, product and process engineering, quality, materials management, plastics technology, facility engineering and operations management.
Morton was general manager of U.S. manufacturing operations and logistics for Palo Alto Products International when that firm was acquired in 1999 by Singapore-based contract manufacturer Flextronics International (www.flextronics.com). In his current post, he oversees Flex´s Global Mechanicals Group as well as global strategy for Flextronics Plastics in areas of technology, engineering and operations. The $15.9 billion company operates runs 1,400 injection presses in plants around the world.
Morton graduated with bachelor´s degrees in business administration and psychology from Hastings College in Hastings, Neb.