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Horizon Global Corp. announced that the company’s board of directors appointed Matthew Pollick as Chief Operating Officer.

Terry Gohl, Horizon Global’s CEO, stated in a press release, “We are pleased to announce Matt as Horizon Global’s Chief Operating OfficerMatt is a proven leader with broad automotive industry experience, as well as significant operational, engineering and plant management expertise. We are excited to welcome a leader of Matt’s caliber to the team and we look forward to his immediate impact on the business.”

John Kennedy, Horizon Global’s board chair, remarked, “As a company, we are committed to attracting and retaining top-level talent. We expect Matt’s addition to the team to accelerate our many business improvement initiatives in both our Americas and Europe-Africa business segments.”

Kennedy added, “We remain focused on delivering best-in-class towing and trailering solutions to our customers and maximizing long-term value for the benefit of our shareholders, our employees and all of our stakeholders.”

Prior to joining Horizon Global, Pollick served as executive vice president of industrial management from September 2016 to November 2019 for Gestamp North America, a company that designs, develops and manufactures metal automotive components. During his tenure at Gestamp, he opened five new plants and supported the launch of over $1 billion in annual new business.