LA MIRADA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HORN, one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials, today announced that John Jordan has joined the company as logistics manager, effective Feb. 1. Jordan brings to HORN 25 years of logistics and distribution expertise to ensure operational efficiencies in support of the company’s exponential growth.
“John brings an extensive background in logistics that will be vital in helping us optimize our service levels,” said Jeff Martin, president, Administration and Operations at HORN. “His new role is crucial in laying the foundation for HORN’s future growth, which will help us stay ahead of the game and considerably enhance our service and position with our valued principal suppliers and customers.”
Prior to Jordan’s new post as HORN’s logistics manager, he served a six-month contract as the company’s supply chain consultant, analyzing HORN’s distribution network and supply chain strategy with a focus on transportation optimization. His extensive experience in supply chain management includes his role as Best Buy Co., Inc.’s director of logistics, supporting the company’s dot-com distribution strategies while building out its distribution network and developing its overall supply chain strategy during a rapid growth period. Jordan’s distribution background in health care also offers regulatory compatibilities with HORN’s diverse portfolio of specialty ingredients and industrial materials. As a seasoned expert in managing distribution centers for various industries throughout the U.S., Jordan’s work has impacted efficiencies in profit and loss, inventory control, transportation, reverse logistics and millions in savings for the companies he has supported.
“I’ve had firsthand experience observing and engaging with the outstanding culture at HORN as a consultant,” said Jordan. "To now serve as an official part of an industry-leading company that has an even brighter future ahead is exciting. I look forward to helping create premier supply chain capabilities that will help HORN continue to set the standard for excellence in logistics and distribution.”
Established in 1961, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients and raw materials. Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically-proficient and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., HORN’s specialized market segments encompass seven distinct distribution business units including Nutraceuticals, FoodTech, Care Elements, Advanced Materials, Composites and Fabrication Materials, Coatings and Building Materials and Animal Wellness.
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 20 list of North America Chemical Distribution Leaders, is verified as a responsible distributor by National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and is an employee-owned/ESOP company. Contact 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com for more information.