PartsTrader, an online marketplace for auto body parts, is welcoming Greg Horn as the company’s new chief innovation officer.
Horn brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the PartsTrader team, previously serving in a number of executive capacities in the insurance industry, including most recently as the assistant vice president of auto and property claims strategy at The Hartford.
In his new role as CIO at PartsTrader, Horn will help shape PartsTrader’s vision on products and services, lead efforts on big-data strategy and serve as the industry-relations lead for the organization, the company noted.
“Greg is one of the most highly respected individuals in our Industry today,” said Steve Messenger, PartsTrader CEO. “With his vast knowledge of the insurance landscape, his credibility as a trusted advisor with leaders in our space and unparalleled expertise in achieving optimal value to clients, this is the right time and place to leverage Greg’s thought leadership and help guide PartsTrader’s future. We are thrilled to have Greg join our leadership team and play an instrumental role in our continued success,”
At Mitchell International, Horn served as vice president of industry relations and data analytics for nearly a decade. His background includes leadership positions at GMAC Insurance, National Grange Mutual and Leader/Transport Insurance Companies. Over the course of his distinguished career, Horn has served on the I-CAR Education Foundation, the General Motors Safety Council and GM Fixed Operations Advisory Committee. Most recently, Horn has contributed two years as trustee for the Collision Industry Foundation.
“When you think about innovation in the collision repair industry, you often think about the individual segments of business, but in a time where the world is highly networked, this industry needs to evolve,” Horn said. “PartsTrader’s innovative online marketplace and ecosystem is bridging the gap between repairers, suppliers and carriers, and I look forward to being part of this talented team, bringing innovative solutions to every corner of the industry.”