Horizon Global Corp., a manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, announced that Barry Steele has been named the company’s chief financial officer, effective Feb. 18.

According to a press release, Steele will have responsibility for the company’s global finance function including financial reporting, tax, treasury, and financial planning and analysis. Steele will be joining Horizon Global following his role as CFO at Gentherm Inc., a supplier of thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications for the automotive and medical markets.

 Horizon Global President and Chief ExecutiveOfficer Carl Bizon stated, “After a comprehensive search conducted with the support of the company’s board of directors, we are pleased that Barry Steele is joining Horizon Global as its chief financial officer. Barry is a seasoned financial executive, with well-rounded and relevant experience helping lead companies in the automotive industry.

Prior to joining Horizon Global and in addition to Steele’s CFO role at Gentherm, he also served in a number of financial roles, including the role of CFO at Advanced Accessory Systems LLC, a supplier of cargo management and towing systems to the automotive OEM and aftermarket. Steele is a Certified Public Accountant who began his career with Price Waterhouse LLP.

The company also announced that Brian Whittman, a managing director of Alvarez & Marsal North America LLC who has been serving as interim CFO for Horizon Global since Nov. 9, 2018, will continue to serve in that capacity until Steele joins the company. After stepping down as interim CFO, Whittman will hold the title of vice president finance.