Johnson Joins Horton Europe As Managing Director

Posted on February 7, 2012

Horton announced that Nels Johnson has been appointed managing director of Horton Europe GmbH & Co. KG, based in Schweinfurt, Germany. He formerly worked at Horton, serving as senior vice president responsible for sales and marketing for production and aftermarket sales to North American OEM customers; executive vice president responsible for strategic planning, product development, customer relationships and sales and marketing; vice president of sales and marketing; and manager of OEM sales.

More recently, Johnson was owner and CEO of Strategy in Sync., Inc., working with business owners to enhance their strategic approaches and plan exit strategies for their businesses. He retired from the Donaldson Co. in 2007 as general manager of OEM sales and marketing, Engine Parts and Systems. During his more than 20 years with Donaldson, he was also global sales director of Donaldson IAF; managing director of Donaldson Australasia Pty. Ltd.; manager of transportation market; manager of parts marketing; manager of pricing; and manager of product planning.