appointmentHORN, one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients and raw materials, has unveiled HORN Human Nutrition, a new division within the company’s distribution business structure.

HORN Human Nutrition was formed as a result of the reorganization of the company’s distribution business units. Now under this division are HORN FoodTech, HORN Nutraceuticals and its manufacturing arm, Nutri Granulations.

“The creation of HORN Human Nutrition expands our capacity to serve our valued partners and fortifies our company’s leadership within the functional foods, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and other human nutrition markets,” said Kevin Salerno, President, HORN Human Nutrition. “There are natural crossovers within these markets and the formation of this new division provides a platform for HORN to better serve the industry and maximize business opportunities within existing partnerships.”

In addition, long-time company executive Jacqueline (Jacqui) Grisotti has been promoted to the role of HORN FoodTech sales manager. A food scientist with nearly 25 years of industry know-how, Grisotti will be charged with leading the HORN FoodTech sales team to drive synergies within the new division alongside Adam Ernst, Vice President of HORN Nutraceuticals, and Sandy Chien, PhD, Vice President of Innovative Products at HORN.

“The incredible strength of HORN’s partnerships and culture influence our industries, so honourable character is as important as experiential knowledge within our leadership team,” continued Salerno. “Jacqui has proven to be a respected leader within the dynamics of our FoodTech team. Her passion for carrying out HORN’s mission is infectious and her brilliance at cultivating long-term relationships with our partners exemplify the qualities we desire to progress HORN’s footprint with this new division. I expect Jacqui will be phenomenal in her new role as sales manager of HORN FoodTech.”

Grisotti has served at HORN for 22 years in various sales and business development roles of increasing responsibility, and has been an active member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) for more than 20 years.

“The FoodTech team comprises some of the finest food technologists in this industry, and I am eager to take the lead of such an impressive, seasoned group,” said Grisotti. “Without a doubt we are poised for significant growth with the creation of HORN Human Nutrition and the availability of additional resources and opportunities for our teams.”