Norm Knodt has been active in community service since being a member of the Key Club at Manteca High. From 1976 to 1981, Norm was in real estate sales and home building in Manteca, and served as Secretary, Treasurer of the San Joaquin County Board of Realtors. He was also active in the Manteca Rotary Club, serving as President in 1980-1981.
From 1981-1996, Norm worked in the commercial helicopter industry, working as Chief Pilot of the Pan American World Airways Helicopter Shuttle in New York, Director of Operations for Omniflight Helicopters in Corpus Christi and Chief Pilot for Papua New Guinea Operations for Columbia Helicopters.
In 1996, he left the aviation industry to go into security sales as an Investment Adviser on a full-time basis.
He became very active in the Manteca Chamber of Commerce, serving as Treasurer for two years. Norm also rejoined the Manteca Rotary Club and served as President from 2004-2005.
From 2001 to the present, Norm has been serving as Chairman for the Manteca Friends of the Stockton Symphony.
Norm joined The Manteca Mural Society in 2002. While involved as both Vice President and President of the Mural Society, 12 murals have been completed beautifying buildings in down town Manteca.
Norm is an excellent representative of the Manteca business community, and a worthy choice as Hall of Fame inductee.