LA MIRADA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HORN, one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials, today introduced Yvette Altuna as senior credit manager to oversee the company’s credit department. Altuna joins HORN with 18 years of experience managing credit departments in the chemical distribution industry.
“Yvette’s industry knowledge is unquestionable, but her energy and enthusiasm are traits that will go a long way in supporting our sales team in serving our valued customers,” said Julie Wubbena, chief finance officer, HORN. “I am confident she is going to be a valuable asset to our sales team.”
Altuna is a 17-year member of Credit Management Association and previously served as vice president at a local chapter in Southern California. She was hired as the successor to Guy Nishida, who retired as HORN’s senior credit manager in December 2015.
“HORN is a leader in the chemical distribution industry and I have always been drawn to its strategic business model,” said Altuna. “Because of the company’s reputation and culture, it’s been my desire to join the HORN family and I am proud to finally be part of such a prestigious team.”
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., with representation in 11 western states and in the Southwest, its specialized market segments encompass six distinct distribution business units: Coatings and Building Materials, Advanced Materials, Nutraceuticals, Care Elements, FoodTech 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 and is an employee-owned/ESOP company. Contact 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com for more information.