West Coast Personal Care Expert Catherine Hoang Joins HORN

HORN Care Elements Builds Team Momentum with Hire of Reputable Sales

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

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.


Ella Pochay
714-523-8050 ext. 7678