Plattsburgh, N.Y. -- Larry Horton, senior vice president of sales for Schluter Systems USA, will retire at the end of March 2018. Dee DeGooyer has been promoted to replace Horton.
Horton has worked in the tile industry for 34 years and joined Schluter in 1998 as the territory manager for the Mid-Atlantic. Taking over as senior vice president of sales in 2014, he was instrumental in continuing to drive sales and market growth while supporting Schluter's growing team of territory managers.
"When Larry joined Schluter Systems in 1998 as the territory manager for the Mid-Atlantic there were fewer than 10 people in the sales organization in the U.S.," said Marco Ludwig, president and CEO. "Today that number has grown to more than 70, and most of that growth has been under Larry's leadership. It has been my pleasure to work with Larry these past few years. He has become a friend and I will truly miss working with him, as will so many people at Schluter and in the tile industry as a whole."
DeGooyer has spent his entire career in the tile industry—first in installation, then in tile distribution, and finally joining Schluter in 2006 as the territory manager for the intermountain States. Since coming on board with the company, DeGooyer has been promoted to the role of architectural and commercial sales manager for the Western U.S. in 2010, followed by regional males Manager in 2016 and regional sales director in 2017.
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