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Nels Johnson Joins Horton Europe GmbH & Co. KG in Germany as Managing Director
ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Horton has announced the appointment of Nels Johnson as managing director of Horton Europe GmbH & Co. KG. Johnson will be based in Schweinfurt, Germany.
Johnson has 35 years of industry experience in management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, operations and distribution in domestic and international markets. "We are pleased that Nels Johnson has rejoined Horton in this key role as we continue to invest in our European operation," says Geert Henk Touw, president and CEO.
Most recently, Johnson was the owner and CEO of Strategy in Sync., Inc., working with business owners to enhance their strategic approaches and plan exit strategies for their businesses. Johnson retired from the Donaldson Company, Inc. (Minneapolis) in 2007 as general manager of OEM Sales and Marketing, Engine Parts and Systems. During his more than 20 years with that company, he was also global sales director of Donaldson IAF; managing director of Donaldson Australasia Pty. Ltd.; manager of transportation market; manager of parts marketing; manager of pricing; and manager of product planning.
During Johnson's years with Horton, he served as senior vice president responsible for sales and marketing for production and aftermarket sales to North American OEM customers; executive vice president responsible for strategic planning, product development, customer relationships and sales and marketing; vice president of sales and marketing; and manager of OEM sales.
Johnson has an M.B.A. degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), and bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
With over 60 years of industry experience, commitment to service, reliability and innovation, Horton is a premium worldwide provider of fan drives, fans and suspension products. Horton's comprehensive research and development processes are driven by a dedication to exceed industry requirements today and in the future. The company has manufacturing plants in the United States and Germany, with licensed manufacturing facilities in Australia and the United Kingdom; offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Germany; and representatives in Brazil, Russia, South Korea, China, India and Australia. Horton products include VMaster® and Stratis® Viscous Fan Drives, VMaster Di and Stratis Di Viscous Fan Drives and Controllers, DM Advantage® On/Off and Two-Speed Fan Drives, Arctis® Two-Speed Fan Drives, Electromagnetic On/Off Fan Drives, DriveMaster® Spring-Engaged Fan Drives, WindMaster® Revolution High-Efficiency/Hybrid-Flow Fans, WindMaster Fans, WindShift(TM) Modular Fans, Shogun(TM) Modular Fans, Klondike Series® Replacement Fan Clutches for the Kysor® K26RA as well as repair kits for Kysor's K26RA, K22RA and K22FA, PolarForce® Two-Speed Conversion Kits, DM Advantage® Conversion Super Kits, Genuine Horton repair kits, remanufactured fan drives and Roller Bushing Suspension Products.