July 9, 2008

E.T. Horn Expands The Home Team

The E.T. Horn Company, a leading national distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of ingredients and specialty chemicals, today announced that Patty DeGrazzio has been hired as an account manager. She is assigned to provide technical account services within southern California and will be based at the company's headquarters in La Mirada.

A veteran within the industry for over 28 years, Ms. DeGrazzio's responsibilities include growing business, expanding market share, and providing technical expertise in a geographic region that has an abundance of food processing customers and prospects.

"Southern California is home to a variety of food companies that truly require maintenance and cultivation from knowledgeable people with diverse skill sets," said Lisa Alley-Zarkades, E.T. Horn Vice President. "I've known Patty for quite some time now because of her longevity in the food business. Her expertise includes dairy, bakery, fruit prep, beverage, and dry mix co-packing. When I learned she was available, I was only happy to recruit a proven veteran that will accommodate technical needs, especially in the health and wellness sector."

Prior to joining E.T. Horn, Ms. DeGrazzio was in product development and management for The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Before that she held various positions for Baskin-Robbins USA, including product development and branding, technical and quality services, research and development, initiation of new products both domestically and internationally, and was also a senior food technologist. All told, her career at Baskin-Robbins spanned more than 25 years.

Ms. DeGrazzio holds a bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, CA, where she majored in Food Science. Her graduate work includes an M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from Chapman University, Orange, CA. A resident of Burbank, CA, she enjoys travel, snow skiing and is a member of the Burbank chapter of the National Charity League, where she and her teenage daughter are very active.

About The E.T. Horn Company -

The E.T. Horn Company is one of the nation's largest distributors, marketers and manufacturers of raw materials, chemicals and ingredients for use in coatings, building materials, elastomers, lubrication, nutrition, cosmetics, personal care, and food products. Founded in 1961, the company has focused on providing formulation solutions, superior customer service and technical expertise in distributing products from only the finest manufacturers. For additional information contact the company at 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com.