E.T. Horn Strengthens Management Team

LA MIRADA, Calif., Feb 15, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The E.T. Horn Company, a leading distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of specialty chemicals and food products, today announced that Frank Reilly has been named vice president, innovation technology, for the company's Nutraceuticals Group.

In this newly created position, Reilly's responsibilities include managing the company's procurement, distributing and production of proprietary, science-based raw materials for the marketers within the nutrition and OTC product industry.
"Frank has been instrumental in establishing E.T. Horn's leadership position within the North American nutraceuticals industry," said Patrick J. Marantette, president of the E.T. Horn Company. "Frank's keen sense of technology and his ability to identify unique proprietary ingredients, provide the foundation for E.T. Horn to continue to develop our nutraceutical business for the future."

A recent study by BCC Research projected worldwide nutraceutical product sales of $74.7 billion by 2007.

Reilly, who has over 30 years experience within the food, Rx and OTC healthcare and nutrition industries, joined E.T. Horn in 2004. Prior to joining E.T. Horn, he held senior level sales, marketing and global business development positions with consumer and business-to-business healthcare companies. These companies include Johnson and Johnson, Nestle, Cardinal Health, and Bayer, where he managed the One-A-Day(R) and Flintstones(C) Adult and Children's Vitamin Business respectively. Reilly also served on the Council of Responsible Nutrition Board for nine years including during the passing of the landmark Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, which is the regulatory standard for the industry today.

"Proprietary and patented protected raw materials will continue to be the lifeline of the industry since they help assure that the products deliver on product efficacy which is key to building brand equity," said Reilly. "E.T. Horn is uniquely qualified to identify, validate and provide these value-added properties for this important customer base," Reilly concluded.

About E.T. Horn Company -
The E.T. Horn Company is one of the nation's largest distributors, marketers and manufacturers of raw materials and chemicals 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.

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