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E.T. Horn executive appointed to Cal Poly Pomona Council

The E.T. Horn Company announced that Lisa Alley-Zarkades, vice president of the company's Animal Wellness Group, has been appointed to the Dean's Council at California Polytechnic University.

The E.T. Horn Company, a leading national distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of specialty ingredients announced that Lisa Alley-Zarkades, vice president of the company's Animal Wellness Group, has been appointed to the Dean's Council at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. She was selected as one of seven charter members that will serve these positions.

The Dean's Council is affiliated with Cal Poly's College of Agriculture and is comprised of select, highly regarded industry leaders that have shown remarkable interest in the perpetual success of the university. The group meets approximately four times annually and is paramount in establishing department strategies and reviewing advancement proposals.

"I am pleased and grateful to announce that Lisa will play an integral role within our organization," said Lester C. Young, Dean of Cal Poly's College of Agriculture. "It's great to see one of our own become a very successful businesswoman and then return to give back to the university."

Lisa earned a B.S. degree in Foods and Nutrition from Cal Poly, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and was the College of Agriculture's valedictorian in 1982. Her career includes senior sales/territory management at both Avebe America and A.E. Staley Manufacturing, along with her current vice presidency at The E.T. Horn Company. Other affiliations include being a board member of the World Pet Association; a member of The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse; and a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Considering Alley-Zarkades' extensive career within the food industry, the Cal Poly Dean's Council appears to be a unique fit for someone of her character and expertise.

"2010 was quite a year for E.T. Horn considering we launched the new Animal Wellness Group," she said. "And yet, I am extremely honored and excited to return to my alma mater and lend a hand to the cause."

About The E.T. Horn Company

The E.T. Horn Company is employee owned and one of North America's largest distributors, marketers and manufacturers of raw materials and specialty ingredients for use in composites, adhesives, food products, coatings, plastics, building materials, elastomers, lubrication, nutrition, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, personal care, home care, air care and, most recently, animal wellness products. Founded in 1961, E.T. Horn focuses on providing formulation solutions, superior customer service and technical expertise and distributing products from only the finest manufacturers. For additional information contact the company at 800-442-HORN or visit

About Cal Poly Pomona

Striking a balance between urban excitement and rural charm, Cal Poly Pomona is nestled in 1,438 rolling acres on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. As one of only seven polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its learn-by-doing philosophy. The university recognizes that students who solve classroom problems today have an advantage as employees solving real-world problems tomorrow. Faculty in all disciplines apply theory to practice, creating opportunities for students to use their knowledge in hands-on projects, collaboration in research, and participation in valuable internships and service learning programs. Visit

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