Norton Lilly International (NLI) announced that Jim Burton has joined the company as the Chief Financial/Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO) effective Feb. 1, 2007. Burton brings over 25 years of financial, accounting and operational experience to his position with the global shipping agency. He will be based in NLI’s Mobile, Ala. office.

Burton, who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama, has worked with leading businesses across several industries to help improve operational performance by restructuring asset investment and rationalizing operations and strategic position. His industry experience includes consumer goods, chemicals/oil and gas, home entertainment, telecommunications, transportation and logistics.

His expertise has earned him numerous leadership posts in helping to build global consulting practices. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Financial Manager. He is also a CPA in the State of Texas. NLI is proud to welcome Burton to its diverse and qualified team. We are confident that he will continue to add to the success of our global enterprise.

Norton Lilly International is headquartered in Mobile, Ala. and has offices in all major ports in the United States and Canada, Panama, Iraq and a growing presence in Mexico and the Caribbean. The leading shipping agency group is also a shareholder in S5 Agency World, a growing global provider of agency services.