Meet the 205: Stephen Nordness

In May 1990, Nordness and his wife, Leslie, began their business in a small office space with first-year revenue of just under $200,000. Automation Temporary Services evolved into Automation Personnel Services, Inc. Today, Automation employs approximately 250 full-time staff employees and over 30,000 temporary or contingent employees. They delivered revenue of over $180 million in 2014 and rank in the top 1 percent of staffing companies nationwide. Nordess and Leslie have three children and four grandchildren.

Alma Mater Auburn University
Beverage of Choice  Milo’s Tea
on my bucket List See the Northern Lights; visit Australia.
Passion/Hobby Tennis
Toughest Challenge In 1990 my wife and I had a new baby and a 3-year-old.  We decided to move to Birmingham and start a new company from scratch.
Smartphone App  Flixter—I love movies.