HORN Assigns CFO Position

Julie Wubbena is promoted from VP of Finance to Chief Financial Officer

LA MIRADA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HORN, a leading national distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of specialty ingredients, raw materials and chemicals announced the promotion of Julie Wubbena from VP of Finance to CFO. This promotion is in recognition of Julie’s exemplary work over the years in managing the company’s overall financial standing. Going forward, her efforts and contributions will be instrumental as HORN further develops its strategic approach to evaluating new business opportunities.

Julie began her career at HORN as an intern while still in high school and through her college years. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. She pursued her career in public accounting at Peat Marwick (currently known as KPMG). Julie returned to HORN in 1988 and served as Controller. She was later promoted to VP of Finance and most recently to CFO. HORN’s CEO, Gene Alley, commented, “Julie has shown extraordinary personal growth and maturity as a financial manager throughout her career at HORN. HORN’s success has introduced the many complexities that accompany sustained growth, increasing government oversight, and the need to comply with a rapidly expanding set of state laws as our geography expands. Julie has handled these challenges very effectively, making it possible for HORN to not only survive but succeed.”

Julie also serves on the Board of Directors for HORN. HORN’s Director, Pat Marantette said, “As a board member she has been able to effectively challenge proposed opportunities from a short term and long term financial perspective making her a valuable resource to HORN’s executive team. Julie is poised for this well-deserved promotion and we congratulate her.”

Julie is a member of FEI (Financial Executives International). She also is a member of the President’s Corporate Leadership Group at Biola University and has served as a mentor in Biola’s MBA program.

About HORN

Employee-owned/ESOP HORN is one of North America’s largest distributors/marketers of raw materials and specialty ingredients for use in its seven distinct business units; Advanced Materials, Coatings and Building Materials, Composites and Fabrication Materials, Animal Wellness, Essentials, FoodTech and Nutraceuticals. Founded in 1961 as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with an emphasis on specialized market segments. In 2011, HORN moved to a newly remodeled 177,000-square-foot facility in La Mirada, CA, providing a consolidated site for corporate leadership while retaining and supporting divisional manufacturing and warehouse sites.

For additional information, contact the company at 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com.

Myrna P. Martin, 714-523-8050

Source: HORN