“Darin not only brings experience to the table, he comes to HORN with a genuine dedication to help keep the industries we supply at the peak of technical service and customer satisfaction,” said Vince Anderson, vice president, HORN Coatings and Building Materials. “We made a significant gain by bringing Darin on board to service our valued partners.”
Shields brings to HORN more than 20 years of industry know-how with expertise spanning formulation, direct and specialty distribution sales as well as sales and business management from professional experiences at previous posts including Specialty Polymers Inc. Shields recently retired his 10-year post as board member of the Western Coatings Societies where he shared the accomplishment of building the modern-day Western Coatings Symposium and bringing this key industry conference to Las Vegas. Currently, Shields is an 18-year board member of the Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology in which he also serves as treasurer.
“The quality of HORN’s people, their vast knowledge and commitment to partners and employees alike make HORN an envy to anyone interested in working in distribution as well as to manufacturers seeking to purchase specialty raw materials,” said Shields. “HORN’s reputation precedes itself and I have every intention to continue serving and contributing to the chemical industry now backed by HORN’s reliable and first-class resources and technologies.”
Based in Washington State, Shields’ sales territory includes key accounts in the Pacific Northwest.