Horizon Global Corporation has announced that the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Jian James Zhou as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.
Zhou most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Joyson Safety Systems, a leading global supplier of mobility safety components and systems. Prior to joining Joyson, Zhou served as vice president and chief financial officer for Tesla China and supported Tesla’s successful entry into China’s electric vehicle market. Mr. Zhou previously served in divisional chief financial officer roles for Ingersoll Rand and General Electric.
Terry Gohl, CEO of Horizon Global, stated, “We look forward to James’s immediate contributions to Horizon Global. James brings tremendous global operational finance leadership across multiple industries, as well as substantial capital structure and business development expertise, which we expect to fully draw upon to accelerate our current turnaround efforts.”
Gohl continued, “With our iconic brands and deep customer relationships as a strong foundation, we remain laser focused on our business improvement initiatives, all of which are tied to long-term value creation for our shareholders. James is a great addition to a leadership team that is completely aligned in this regard.”
Zhou replaces Dennis Richardville, who is stepping down as the company’s chief financial officer. Richardville will remain with the Company as its principal financial officer through the filing of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2022, following which Mr. Richardville will generally support the financial leadership transition in a consulting capacity.
“On behalf of Horizon Global, we would like to thank Dennis for his leadership in an unprecedented global business environment,” stated Gohl. “We greatly appreciate his continued support of Horizon Global and our global finance team.”