Horizon Global Corp.’s board of directors has increased the size of the board from eight to nine directors, and appointed Debra S. Oler as a director, effective immediately. Oler also was appointed to the board’s compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee.
“We are pleased to announce Deb’s appointment to the board,” said John C. Kennedy, chair of Horizon Global’s board of directors. “Deb is a proven leader with substantial commercial experience, including, notably, in the aftermarket and e-commerce sales channels. We look forward to Deb’s immediate contributions to the board.”
Oler served as senior VP and president of North American sales and service for W.W. Grainger Inc., a leading global supplier of maintenance, repair and operating supplies for businesses and institutions, from 2014 until her retirement at the end of 2019.
Oler joined Grainger in 2002 and held several roles with increasing responsibility from 2002 to 2014. Oler currently serves on the board of directors of Pool Corp., a position she has held since Oct. 30, 2018.