HORN FoodTech Hires Nick Gray to Serve Southwest Clientele

New Account Manager Appointed to Bolster Technical Sales Presence in Southwest

DALLAS – October 25, 2016 – HORN, North America’s premier distributor of specialty ingredients, today announced the hire of Nick Gray as account manager for HORN FoodTech. Based in Dallas, Gray will provide technical sales support to food technologists in Texas and other Southwest states. Gray joins HORN with more than 10 years of sales experience serving broad markets including the food industry.

“Nick is smart, intuitive and adds a Southern charm to his approach when providing solutions to customer challenges,” said Jacqueline Grisotti, vice president, HORN FoodTech. “Our company’s history is built on relationships. Nick has the right combination of relationship-building expertise and the knowledge base of the territory to give us confidence in his ability to thrive in serving our customers and expanding HORN’s business in the Southwest.”

Gray was previously an account manager for Univar where he generated new business for existing accounts, developed new clientele and secured sales growth year over year within Dallas and surrounding territories. His diverse background includes managing customer relations and negotiating with domestic and global suppliers on behalf of Koch-Glitsch. A member of the Longhorn and Alamo sections of Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and Texas Food Processors Association, Gray is an alumnus of Wichita State University.

“HORN is an impressive company and has an interesting position for growth in the Southwest,” said Gray. “Joining its reputable team during this phase is an opportunity of a lifetime and I am eager to make a positive impact on our customers, expand our food tech territory and drive sales growth in our target markets.”

About HORN

Established in 1961 as The E.T. HORN Company, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials. Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically-expert and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., its specialized market segments encompass six distinct distribution business units: FoodTech, Nutraceuticals, Animal Wellness, Advanced Materials, Coatings and Building Materials and Care Elements.

For more than 50 years, HORN’s entrepreneurial approach to customer service embraces challenge and opens opportunities to reinvent and improve on traditional business models. HORN ranks in the ICIS Top 10 list of North America Chemical Distribution Leaders and is an employee-owned/ESOP company.

Contact 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com for more information.