Speaker Biography

Norm Miller - Chairman of the Board, Interstate Batteries

Norm Miller, Interstate Batteries Chairman, began his career with the company shortly after graduating from North Texas State University in 1962. In the past 55 years, he has moved through the ranks of Interstate - from his father's Tennessee distributorship, to the National Field Sales team at Dallas corporate headquarters, and on to the helm of Interstate's Executive Management Team.

Miller assumed the President and Chairman of the Board roles in 1978 after working 16 years under his mentor, company-founder John Searcy. Since then, Interstate has grown to become the number one replacement battery in North America with more than 300 distributors and 200,000 dealers across the U.S., Canada, Central and South America. Unit battery sales have steadily improved from the 1965 total of 250,000 to a world record of more than 17.0 million replacement battery sales for a twelve-month period ending this past fiscal year. In 1991, Norm relinquished the position of Presidency but continues to serve as Chairman of the Board.

Additionally, Miller led the company in the founding of the Interstate Batteries Great American Race in 1983 and it became the world's vintage car event. In 1989, he pioneered Interstate's entry into NASCAR racing. Teaming up with Joe Gibbs Racing in 1992, Interstate won the Daytona 500 in 1993, the Winston Cup Championship in 2000, and the prestigious Sprint Cup Championship in 2015.

1974 was a major turning point for both Miller and Interstate Batteries. It was during that year he became a follower of Christ and changed the way he approached business and his personal life.

Through all these years and successes, Miller has maintained a commitment for spiritual development, as has the Interstate management team. As a result, Interstate encourages employees to develop fully as individuals, not just professionals. With the stress and pressures of the times, combined with those of career and family, it is crucial for people to have easy access to spiritual support. Interstate management believes the workplace is definitely included, and therefore they try to make God's love and help a priority in business.

Miller and his wife, Anne, have been married for 54 years, have two children, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.