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HORN Animal Wellness Welcomes Gary Lynch, Ph.D.

By Business Wire News   


HORN, one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients and raw materials, welcomed Gary Lynch, Ph.D. to its technical sales team supporting HORN Animal Wellness, a leading distributor of specialty animal ingredients. As senior project and account manager, Dr. Lynch brings to HORN 20 years of formulation, sales and marketing expertise in the pet food and commercial feed industries.

“There is a vast opportunity for HORN’s continued growth in the Midwest and we could not have chosen a more qualified professional to take charge of expanding our services to our clientele in that region,” said Jane Petrolino, vice president, HORN Animal Wellness. “Gary is going to be a valuable asset to the HORN organization. We anticipate that his well-rounded background and steadfast work ethics will allow HORN Animal Wellness to grow in the Midwest region and to provide invaluable benefits to our customers.”

An industry veteran, Dr. Lynch has an impressive formulation and sales background through experiences at BASF, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed and most recently, Roquette America where he was responsible for creating business opportunities in the pet food, treat and companion animal health markets with novel protein, starch and fiber ingredients. His technical experience with pulses and premixes aligns with HORN Animal Wellness’ growth and its customer demand for new age ingredients and grain-free formulas utilizing HORN ingredients such as pea protein and potato starch.

“My lifelong passion for animals has driven me to carefully choose where to utilize my skills in order to responsibly progress the industry,” said Dr. Lynch. “I sought to join a quality company that not only offers first-rate products, but operates with integrity, honesty and unwavering service. HORN hits on all of these key parameters, and I’m looking forward to continue supporting the industry now as a representative of HORN.”

Dr. Lynch earned his doctorate degree in nutrition from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Kansas State University alum. He is also an active member of the industry supporting professional affiliations including American Society of Animal Science, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

About HORN

Established in 1961, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients and raw materials. Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically proficient and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., HORN’s specialized market segments encompass six distinct distribution business units including Nutraceuticals, FoodTech, Care Elements, Advanced Materials, Coatings and Building Materials and Animal Wellness.

For more than 50 years, HORN’s entrepreneurial approach to customer service embraces challenge and opens opportunities to reinvent and improve on traditional business models. HORN ranks in the ICIS Top 20 list of North America Chemical Distribution Leaders, is verified as a responsible distributor by National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and is an employee-owned/ESOP company. Contact 800-442-HORN or visit for more information.

As a business unit of HORN, the HORN Animal Wellness global network of nutrition and functional ingredient partners allows us to source and supply ingredients for all animal applications. Make HORN Animal Wellness your first choice in effective ingredients and unparalleled solutions.

Ella Pochay
714-523-8050 ext. 678


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