West Coast Personal Care Expert, Catherine Hoang Joins HORN

HORN Care Elements Builds Team Momentum with Hire of Reputable Sales Expert


LA MIRADA, Calif. – March 31, 2017 – HORN, North America’s premier distributor of specialty ingredients and raw materials, today announced the hire of Catherine M. Hoang as account manager for HORN Care Elements. HORN continues to build momentum with the news of Hoang joining its technical sales team. As an account manager specializing in the personal care industry, Hoang will provide added technical sales support for beauty and cosmetics companies throughout the West Coast.

“There are too many great qualities to describe Catherine as the quintessential salesperson,” said Chris Lesko, vice president, HORN Care Elements. “Catherine is a clever problem solver who listens with resolve and therefore grasps a deeper understanding of customer needs. Her follow-up skills and reputation are flawless. Her technical knowledge is invaluable. Plus, her genuine presence and thoroughness make her a standout among her peers. Catherine’s addition to the team will undoubtedly solidify HORN’s position as the premier source for ingredients distribution in the personal care industry.”

Hoang brings to HORN a decade of technical sales expertise in personal care specialty ingredients for cosmetic, skin care and hair care applications. She joins HORN from Chemtec Chemical Company where she served the Western U.S. as an account manager. During her tenure, she demonstrated success in long-term and rapid product developments with double-digit growth.

“There is no question HORN is a unique organization,” said Hoang. “The company’s commitment to effective, customer-focused solutions is ignited by a quick-response entrepreneurial approach that sets HORN apart from the competition. I have already received an overwhelming amount of praise regarding HORN’s industry leadership. This positive reception simply confirms my excitement in making this important move in my career.”

Hoang is a dedicated member of California Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Beauty Industry West and Bay Area Beauty Association. She was also a committee member for California State You Be the Chemist! in collaboration with the Chemical Education Foundation and National Association of Chemical Distributors.

About HORN

Established in 1961, HORN is North America’s premier distributor 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: Care Elements, Nutraceuticals, FoodTech, Advanced Materials, Coatings and Building Materials and Animal Nutrition.

As an employee-owned/ESOP company, HORN’s unique 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.

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

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