Gene Alley

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Gene Alley's career at Horn dates back to 1961. He has held various managerial positions throughout the years but his most notable and current role is as CEO for the past 20 years. As Chairman, Alley continues to support and mentor the management team as well as devote his time to capital structure opportunities.

Alley has been active in local and national industry associations, including California Industrial Chemical Council, DCAT, IFT, LASCT, NACD, Society of Plastics Industries, Southern California Paint and Coatings Associations and World Affairs Council.

Pat Marantette

Director
Pat Marantette

In 2008, Pat Marantette's role at Horn transitioned from President to Director. As Director, Marantette continues to support and mentor the management team. He remains very active with the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), where he has served as Chairman and was named Outstanding Distributor of the Year for his service and received the prestigious Vanguard award for service to the Chemical Education Foundation in 2008.

Marantette's career at Horn dates back to 1975 when he began his career in technical sales. He worked his way up to Vice President and then President for 18 years. Marantette has been active in local and national industry associations, including California Industrial Chemical Council, Council for Responsible Nutrition, DCAT, IFT, LASCT, NACD, NFBA, NNFA, PTE, and Southern California Paint and Coatings Associations.

Julie Wubbena

CFO
Julie Wubbena

In 2008, Julie Wubbena was promoted to Vice President of Finance.

Julie joined Horn in 1978. She has previously served in a variety of administrative functions within various departments of the company. Julie graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She left Horn in 1986 to join Peat Marwick (currently known as KPMG) and pursue a career in public accounting. She returned to Horn 2 years later to serve as Controller.

Wubbena is a member of the Orange County chapter of the FEI. She also is a member of the President's Corporate Leadership Group at Biola University and she serves as a mentor in the Biola MBA program.

Jeff Martin

President, Administration and Operations
Jeff Martin

In 2008, Jeff Martin was promoted to President of Administration and Operations for Horn. He oversees the day to day operations of our business and internal departments.

Jeff Martin joined Horn in 1989 and previously served as President of the Industrial Division which includes the Coatings and Advanced Materials groups. Jeff worked in sales for Dow Chemical Company and BASF Corporation before he came to Horn. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering and earned his masters of Business Administration at Pepperdine University.

Martin is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Coatings Technology, Federation Society of Coatings Technology, National Paint and Coatings Association and Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering.

Bob Ahn

President, Industrial Division
Bob Ahn

Bob joined Horn in 1996. As head of the Industrial Division, Bob is responsible for the smooth operation of both Advanced Materials and Coatings and Building Materials.

Before coming to Horn he worked at Dow Chemical and Kronos. Bob holds a B.S. in pre-med biology and business administration from the University of So. California.

Mike Zarkades

President, Ingredients Division
Mike Zarkades

Mike joined Horn in 2006. He was made President of the Ingredients Division and named to the Board of Directors in 2009. He championed the reorganization of the company along divisional lines; the evolution of the Personal Care group; the acquisition of Fragrance West; the conversion of HORN from Profit Sharing to ESOP and the formation of Animal Wellness.

Mike has over 25 years of experience in sales management and corporate management in the chemical industry. Prior to HORN, Mike was Executive VP of Intarome Fragrance & Flavor Corp and Executive VP of Kato Worldwide LTD/Nickstad-Moeller.

Kevin Salerno

President, Nutraceuticals Division
Kevin Salerno

Kevin Salerno joined Horn in 2000. Kevin is President of the Nutraceuticals Division and Nutri Granulations. He earned his B.A. from Marquette University and also attended Arizona State University.

Previously, Kevin was the Business Development Manager for American Ingredients, LLC and has had extensive experience in the financial markets, at Aetna Annuity Operations, Security First Group and Capital Management Sciences in portfolio management and bond analytics