Horton hires Michel Locquegnies as Director of International Business Development

Top Quote Michel Locquegnies has been hired as the director of international business development at Horton, Inc. He has more than 25 years of international business experience and will focus on developing Horton's international markets, particularly in Asia and Latin America. End Quote
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI (1888PressRelease) December 02, 2010 - Horton, Inc., has hired Michel Locquegnies as director of international business development. Locquegnies will focus on Horton's continued development of international markets, particularly Asia and Latin America.

    Locquegnies has more than 25 years of international business experience, including opening and managing businesses in Europe and Asia, as well as working with OEMs, distributors and value-added resellers on a global basis.

    "We are fortunate to have on board an international business development director with Michel's depth of experience," says Geert Henk Touw, president and CEO, Horton. "Michel's experience with international markets, including Asia, will serve the company well as we concentrate on increasing exposure for Horton's engine cooling technologies -- the broadest line available in the industry."

    Most recently, Locquegnies was with Cenco, Inc. a New Brighton, Minn.-based supplier of jet engine testing equipment. With Cenco, Locquegnies managed global OEMs including GE Aviation and Rolls Royce Aero Engines, and global airlines including Lufthansa and Air France.

    Locquegnies also worked for Plasmon PLC, a UK-headquartered network data storage company. During his 10 years with Plasmon, Locquegnies established OEMs, distributors and value-added resellers in China, Japan, Korea and other Asia countries.

    Locquegnies has a bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University in St. Cloud. A native of Sweden, Locquegnies has lived in The Netherlands and currently resides in Minnesota.

    With nearly 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, and sales offices in the United States, Germany, Russia, South Korea, China, Mexico, Brazil 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, WindMaster® Revolution High-Efficiency/Hybrid-Flow Fans, WindMaster Fans, WindShift Modular Fans, Shogun Modular Fans, Electromagnetic On/Off Fan Drives, DriveMaster® Spring-Engaged Fan Drives, Klondike Series® Replacement Fan Clutches for the Kysor® K26RA as well as repair kits for Kysor's K26RA, K22RA and K22FA, PolarForce Two-Speed Conversion 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
    info ( @ ) hortonww dot com

    DM Advantage, Shogun, PolarForce and WindShift are trademarks of Horton, Inc.

    Kysor is a registered trademark of BorgWarner.

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