John Horton

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John Horton '81 of Paradise Valley, Ariz., is vice president and chief executive officer of AlliedSignal Engines, a company he joined in January 1997. AlliedSignal Engines is a $2.5 billion sales division of AlliedSignal, a Fortune 75 company and one of 50 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. AlliedSignal Engines is the world's largest designer and manufacturer of turbofan engines for business and regional aviation, auxiliary power units, turboshaft engines for helicopters and power generation for marine and industrial applications. Horton also serves on the board of directors for several global aerospace companies, including International Turbine Engine Corporation, the world's leading supplier of engines for light attack and advanced trainer military aircraft. After graduating from IWU with a double major in business and political science, Horton joined General Electric's Financial Management Program (FMP). After serving as GE Appliances FMP president and attaining national academic honors, Horton served for five years on GE's prestigious corporate audit staff. Subsequently, he led financial and administrative operations for a number of divisions within General Electric, including the $2 billion sales Gas Turbine Division and the $2.5 billion sales Military and Small Commercial Engine Operations. John and his wife, Joann, have two children - John Joseph (2) and Emily Ann (born in August 1997).


Business Administration & Political Science