NDC Journey to 10

Gertrude (Trude) Van Horn

Gertrude (Trude) Van Horn
Gertrude (Trude) Van Horn
Chief Information Officer
NCH Corp.

Trude joined NCH Corporation in 2011 as the CIO. NCH is a privately held, $1 billion global producer of industrial cleaning and maintenance solutions, water treatment, plumbing, pet care and specialty industrial supplies. NCH is headquartered in Irving, Texas and has branch offices and manufacturing plants located on six continents. NCH is one of the largest companies in the world to sell through direct marketing.

In December 2015, Trude and her IT Dream Team completed a three year global implementation of Oracle and proprietary Mobile Sales and Service Tools across 36 countries in Europe and Asia. With 125 associates based in the US, UK and Asia, the IT team continues to support a very diverse portfolio of growing businesses in 55 countries across the globe.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Trude received her BBA from Temple University in 1988, and before coming to NCH had the privilege to work in Technology Leadership positions at American Express, JP Morgan, Jo-Ann Stores, Office Depot, Haggar Clothing Company and Victoria’s Secret.