LA MIRADA, CA – HORN has added three new account managers to the HORN Advanced Materials business unit. Joe Camba, Brig Barber and Hector Rodriguez each bring to HORN a substantial number of years of industry experience in manufacturing and sales. Camba and Barber joined HORN in December, while Rodriguez started with HORN in January.
A polyurethane and composites expert, Camba is a Chemical Engineer with a diverse background that spans over 15 years in sales, formulation, technical service, process engineering, research and development, and manufacturing. He comes to HORN from P.T. Hutchins, where he maintained key accounts in elastomers, adhesives, sealants, coatings and composites markets in Southern California. His associations include the Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology (LASCT) and Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA).
Specializing in cast elastomers, Barber was an account manager for Chemtura Corp. prior to joining HORN. He oversaw the western U.S. region and drove commercialization of three new Chemtura products from research and development through customer adoption.
Rodriguez joins HORN from Cabot Corp., where he worked as a North America Distribution Manager. He has more than 13 years of sales, business development and management experience within the specialty chemical industry, including inorganic and organic chemicals, pigments and additives, adhesives, oilfield chemicals, composites, and plastics. He specializes in distribution, global account management, new business development and margin expansion of strategic focus within diverse markets.
Camba and Barber now provide added sales coverage in California, while Texas-based Rodriguez will offer tactical support in the Southwest.
In addition to adding three new sales representatives to the team, HORN Advanced Materials also promoted Jeff “JD” Davis to Polyurethane Industry Manager to grow HORN’s polyurethane business. Davis was most recently promoted to Vice President of Key Accounts and earned HORN’s highest sales achievement in 2014. He will continue to work on key accounts for HORN, but will spend most of his efforts managing HORN’s polyurethane business out of HORN headquarters.