Michael Rollins joined Norris Cylinders on October 1st, 2012 as Director of Business Development for Europe. Mr. Rollins has over ten years of international management experience selling gas containment products into the Industrial Gas industry. 

In his most recent position as Director of Sales and Marketing for Taylor Wharton LLC, he lead the company’s cryogenic bulk tank and portable products sales division for North and South America, and Europe and was responsible for Marketing worldwide. 

From 2005 to 2011, based in Vienna Austria, Mr. Rollins was responsible for Taylor Wharton’s European sales and marketing operations for all product lines including cryogenic bulk storage, cryo-science products sold into the Life Sciences markets, and industrial gas high pressure cylinders. 

From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Rollins was employed by Worthington Cylinders Austria, and was responsible for the European sales and marketing of high pressure cylinders, LPG cylinders, refillable and non-refillable refrigerant cylinders, and air reservoirs.  Before that, Mr. Rollins held a variety of sales, consulting, and operations management roles with Tech Data Corporation, a leading world class distributor of IT products and services.  Mr. Rollins has an MBA in international business and marketing, and is fluent in English and German. 

In his new role with Norris Cylinders, Mr. Rollins will be responsible for all business development activities and promotion and sales of industrial gas cylinders sold into the European market.

Norris Cylinder a Tri Mas Company is the manufacturer of compressed gas cylinders used for the storage and transportation of compressed Industrial Gases.  Cylinders are produced to the US/Canada DOT/TC, ISO, UN, PI, As, ASME, and other specifications.  Norris Cylinders are in use on every continent, meeting and exceeding the global Industrial Gas community’s expectations.

The company produces large High Pressure cylinders in a facility located in Longview Texas.  Acetylene, small & intermediate size High Pressure, Specialty, and Aviation cylinders are manufactured in the Huntsville, Alabama facility.  Both locations maintain ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004 quality certificates.  The name, Norris, has been synonymous with quality for nearly three quarters of a century. 

Norris Cylinder maintains an Engineering team capable of design and certification of cylinders. It welcomes new opportunities and is continually encouraged by their customers’ choosing Norris quality for new and innovative products.