Horizon Solutions’ Mike Herrmann to Retire

Horizon Solutions’ Mike Herrmann to Retire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Horizon Solutions announced that Mike Herrmann, CFO, will be retiring. Herrmann has been in this position since its inception and with the company since 1982. “Looking back, I take pride in the role that I and our talented, hardworking employees have played in making Horizon Solutions successful and a leader in our industry. I am confident that our new leadership and the entire team will continue to build on the success we have had well into the future,” said Herrmann.

Herrmann started his career with the company as RERO Distribution Companies’ CFO, later becoming its COO. In 2000, Herrmann was instrumental in the merger of RERO with two other electrical supply distributors in New England to form Horizon Solutions, LLC. Through the merger, he maintained his CFO and COO position with the new company and later became an equity partner in 2007. From 2015 to 2017, Herrmann was the President and CEO of the company before returning to his CFO role with the executive leadership transition to John Kerkhove and Karen Baker.

“Mike’s steadfast loyalty and careful guidance throughout his 37 years with the company is deeply appreciated and in large part helped to account for our success and the well-being of the entire Horizon Solutions family,” said Dick Wilson, fellow board member and former owner of RERO.

Horizon Solutions recently selected Herrmann’s replacement. Mitchell Starr will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer in September. Starr brings more than thirty years of finance and accounting experience to the role and most recently was the CFO for Worldwide Electric Corporation. Herrmann will be providing guidance and consultation during Starr’s transition and will continue on as a member of the board.

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