Amy Hoefele Joins HORN Animal Nutrition’s Sales Team

HORN Strengthens National Sales Coverage with East Coast-Based New Hire

LA MIRADA, Calif. – July 10, 2018 – HORN, North America’s premier distributor of specialty ingredients and raw materials, today announced the hire of Amy Hoefele as business development manager for HORN Animal Nutrition. Hoefele joins HORN from DSM Nutritional Products and brings nearly a decade of technical sales experience supporting manufacturers of pet foods and animal feed.

“As we build on our success in the pet nutrition industry, our objective was to hire quality personnel who could effortlessly uphold our standards and Amy was a natural fit for HORN,” said Jane Petrolino, vice president, HORN Animal Nutrition. “Amy’s tenacious work ethics and her ability to truly understand customer needs is a fierce combination that has been key to her professional achievements. Her lifelong passion for animals and the knowledge she has acquired over the years working at a globally-acclaimed nutritional leader have molded her into the expert she is today. Her strong relationships and technical expertise fit well with the existing talent pool on our sales team and we are thrilled she is now part of it.”

Hoefele joins HORN from DSM Nutritional Products where she managed sales of specialty vitamins, carotenoids and other nutritional ingredients and premixes to pet food manufacturers. Prior to serving the companion animal market, Hoefele was a marketing analyst with a focus on DSM Nutritional Products’ dairy nutritional sales. During her tenure at DSM Nutritional Products she also worked closely with HORN as its U.S. distributor for the pet food industry.

“I was always impressed with HORN’s extensive product portfolio, high degree of customer focus and level of technical support,” said Hoefele. “My familiarity with HORN’s business and customer base has allowed me to hit the ground running in this fast-paced market of pet nutrition. It is exciting to continue supporting the industry with product development while representing a variety of world-class supplier partners that offer quality specialty ingredients and spark innovation. I am also thrilled to continue working in close partnership with DSM due to HORN’s relationship with this top company.”

Hoefele earned both her M.B.A. in food and agribusiness and bachelor’s degree in large animal science from Delaware Valley University. She also owns Apple Ridge Farms, a dairy farm in New York.

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: Animal Nutrition, FoodTech, Nutraceuticals, Care Elements, Coatings and Building Materials and Advanced Materials.

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 20 list of North America Chemical Distribution Leaders and is a National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) Preferred Supplier.

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