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Tim Norton, C.F.M., Appointed Facilities Manager at the U of M, Crookston
February 14, 2008

Contact: Eric Johnston Ortiz, vice chancellor, 218-281-8324 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Tim Norton, C.F.M.
Tim Norton, C.F.M.
Crookston, Minn. (February 14, 2008) – Tim Norton, C.F.M., was recently hired as the new facilities manager at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Norton has a solid background in facilities management and has served many years with the University of Minnesota system. He brings hands-on experience and leadership skills honed in both a university and county government setting.

Norton, a certified facilities manager, will direct, coordinate and supervise all functions, activities and operations of campus facilities. He will be responsible for managing the boiler plant, facilities, maintenance, custodial operations and environmental health and safety as well as managing the maintenance and improvement of campus buildings, grounds and other facilities. Norton begins his duties on the campus on March 3, 2008.

Most recently, Norton served as the director of facilities management and construction for Anoka County, giving him comprehensive experience in developing and managing budgets and successfully implementing capital improvement projects. His prior work experience also includes 13 years at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus working in facilities management. Early in his career, Norton worked in Crookston at Polk County Homes as director of facilities and operation.

“We are very pleased to have Tim Norton join the University of Minnesota, Crookston staff in the position of facilities manager,” said Eric Johnston-Ortiz, vice chancellor for finance and university services. “Tim has extensive experience in overseeing facilities management. He also worked previously at the University of Minnesota on the Twin Cities campus which means his experience and knowledge of the U of M system will serve to greatly enhance our campus.”

Norton earned his master’s degree from the Minnesota State University in Mankato in experimental education and his bachelor’s degree in operations management from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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