Horton Hires New Vice President of Manufacturing

John Getter brings significant industry and global experience.

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Horton, Inc. has hired John Getter as vice president of manufacturing. Getter has nearly 30 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering and procurement.

Most recently, he was vice president of manufacturing and logistics for Bühler, Inc., Plymouth, Minn., a manufacturer of food-processing equipment. Getter held senior positions in management, operations, engineering and sourcing with Graco Inc., Suzhou, China, and Minneapolis, Minn. He was also director of engineering for Lake Air Design, Coon Rapids, Minn.; senior manufacturing engineer for Rosemount Measurement Division, Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn.; and manufacturing and test engineer for Fisher-Rosemount Systems Division, Inc., Burnsville, Minn.

Getter has a master's degree in business administration, operations management from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

"John Getter not only brings sophisticated manufacturing expertise to Horton, but he also brings global experience," says Geert Henk Touw, president and CEO. "We look forward to having his knowledge and expertise at Horton."

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 Chile, Russia, Korea, P.R. 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, 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® K22RA and 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.

Horton, Inc.

2565 Walnut Street

Roseville, MN 55113


+1 651.361.6400



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