Tamara D. Horne is the General Manager – Veriflo Division of Parker Hannifin headquartered in Richmond, California where she recently earned the company-wide annual growth award for the division.
The division has two US locations – Richmond, CA, Tucson, AZ and one Asian location in Seoul, Korea. Veriflo provides products and services to the Ultra High Purity/Microelectronic and Natural Gas markets. Prior to this role, Ms. Horne was the Global Business Unit Manager – Power Generation at Parker Hannifin where she was responsible for Parker’s efforts to grow in this important market segment.
In addition, Ms. Horne sits on Parker’s Corporate Growth Council, its Foundation and is a founding member of Parker’s Peer W – a women’s business resource group (BRG). These activities are a testament to her philosophy that it is important to be well rounded as a business leader. Moreover, these roles provide a unique opportunity for Ms. Horne to share her experiences and shape the direction of the Company.
Prior to joining Parker, Ms. Horne had a successful career at General Electric (GE) where she developed expertise in growing business with OEM, Electrical Distribution and Retail channels. Ms. Horne lived in Sydney, Australia and Singapore during her career at GE, which adds to her distinctive qualifications for her current global role. In addition, Ms. Horne is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and managed three Global Product Lines with sales in her last position exceeding $1B. At GE, Ms. Horne was known for her unique blend of strategy development and operational execution while working in complex matrix organizations. During her tenure at GE, Ms. Horne was selected as the African American Forum (AAF) Icon Winner in Six Sigma in 2002. She also led two of GE’s BRG’s – AAF and the GE Women’s Network (GEWN) organizations.
Before joining GE, Ms. Horne had a long career in management consulting including founding a firm, Creative Consulting Management Group (CCMG), and working for Deloitte & Touche in the Cleveland office. Her consulting experience spanned multiple industries including Industrial Manufacturers, Healthcare, and Utilities. Her practice in both organizations focused primarily on Operations and Supply Chain management.
The foundation of Ms. Horne’s business acumen is financial management. She garners this experience from her academic background and her time at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) where she began her career in finance. While at DEC, Ms. Horne was a participant in a fast track Finance rotational program.
Ms. Horne was born in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending Cleveland Public Schools, she was awarded an A Better Chance (ABC) scholarship to attend Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. She received a B.A. in Economics and African and African-American Studies from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Family, travel and collecting art, jazz & wine are her passions outside of work.