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Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions is committed to the optimizing the performance, efficiency, durability and safety of its many innovative entrance solutions. And by so doing, we are constantly evolving – improving the products we design and manufacture and the way in which we serve our customers. Here is a brief look at some at some of the accomplishments and activities that shine a light on our commitment to operational growth and customer success. 

New Leadership to Fuel Growth 

Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions understands that leadership in a challenging marketplace requires vision, creativity, determination and experience. It requires a firm grasp of the current situation, but always with an eye to the future.

In 2022, HPAS fulfilled its goal of building a highly skilled and proven leadership team that exhibits all of these traits… and more. Sometimes promoting from within and sometimes hiring from the outside, HPAS is proud to announce these key leadership positions.

Joy Ribble, President

Joy Ribble was appointed President of Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions. After joining the Overhead Door Corporation team nearly 25 years ago and most recently serving as Horton VP Finance, Ms. Ribble was the natural choice. “Joy brings to her new role a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Pedestrian Access space, as well as a strong understanding of the Horton Distributor channel,” says Kelly D. Terry, President & CEO of Overhead Door.

Dan Seymour, VP Engineering

After a rigorous search, HPAS selected Dan Seymour to serve as VP Engineering. Mr. Seymour brings 21 years of experience from Stanley Black & Decker, including seven years in the Automatic Door Division. “Having held roles in supply chain and manufacturing engineering and leading cross-functional teams in new product development, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and competencies to our engineering processes and product launches,” according to HPAS President Joy Ribble.

J. Elias Campos, VP Marketing

A long-time veteran of Horton Automatics, J. Elias Campos was appointed Vice President of Marketing for all of Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions. In this new role, Campos has assumed leadership responsibility for all HPAS marketing activities, including Won-Door, Horton Automatics and FLEX by Horton brands. The cross-divisional restructuring of marketing and VP appointment of Mr. Campos are part of the HPAS’s goal to provide service, support and ease of specification throughout Horton doors and Won-Door fire & security entrance systems.

Wayne Terry, VP Finance

To assume the position that opened up when Joy Ribble was promoted to President, Wayne Terry was appointed VP Finance of Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions. Mr. Terry brings extensive experience in finance leadership roles with Owens Corning, Atrium Companies, Flowserve Corporation and, most recently, VT Industries, a manufacturer of architectural wood doors and related products. “We are confident Wayne’s experience with production and distribution of configured products, internal control, M&A and other areas, will be very helpful in driving profitability and growth of Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions,” says John Wilson, CFO of Overhead Door Corporation.


New Interactive Product Selection Guide 

To help architects, specification writers and building/property managers to quickly and easily choose the best door solution for their specific challenges, Horton has released the Interactive Product Selection Guide. The Selection Guide provides handy one-click access to the product details, design documents and product literature. It’s designed to instruct the user on the process involved in selecting an appropriate door system from Horton. This Interactive Guide is just another example of how Horton is working to ease the design and selection process for automatic doors. A free download of this selection tool is available here

2022 Brand Tracking Survey

Horton’s annual brand tracking survey provides insight into how the brand fares in specific areas of customer satisfaction and brand awareness. The automatic door business continues to be a three-way race with Assa Abloy, Stanley and Horton at the top. Horton continues to hold a position of strength in the healthcare marketplace.

One key finding is that Horton remains the top brand delivering the greatest satisfaction to users in 2022. In this question, Horton climbed into the No. 1 position when it comes to “Very Satisfied,” at 40.2%, while last year’s winner, Assa Abloy, moved back to the No. 2 position at 27%. Stanley’s “Very Satisfied” level of 21% was almost half of Horton’s top rating.

Our goal in 2023 is to continue to capitalize on this success with additional advancements in production times, an enhanced level of customer service and an optimized marketing strategy. 


Horton Pedestrian Access Announces New Leadership

Current VP of Finance Joy Ribble to Fill the Role of Retiring President 

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions has announced the appointment of Joy Ribble to President of Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions, a division of Overhead Door Corporation that addresses specialty door and access applications under the brands Horton Automatics, Won-Door, Flex by Horton and Door Services Corporation. Ms. Ribble is succeeding Kirk Brunson, who is retiring at year’s end.

Mr. Brunson, who has served in the Horton leadership role since 2017, will spend the next several months helping with the leadership transition and working on key projects to ensure organizational success. Brunson joined Overhead Door Corporation in 2011 as VP of Business Development and Strategy and has played a key role in developing winning business strategies and key acquisitions during his tenure. 

Ms. Ribble originally joined Overhead Door Corporation almost 25 years ago and was the “natural choice” to take on the role of President, according to company representatives. During her tenure, Ms. Ribble has held the roles of Plant and Regional Controller at Overhead Door, and VP of Operations and VP of Finance at Horton. During a six-year absence from Overhead Door and Horton, Ms. Ribble held several senior level finance and operations roles. “Joy brings to her new role a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Pedestrian Access space, as well as a strong understanding of the Horton Distributor channel,” according to Kelly D. Terry, President & CEO of Overhead Door. “I look forward to Joy’s continued success as she focuses on further improvements to Horton’s service levels, lead times and new product development to better serve distributor partners, architects and end customers.”



Horton Became Part of Overhead Door Corporation in 1970

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Horton Automatics, a division of Overhead Door Corporation, is joining the celebration of the 100th anniversary for Overhead Door Corporation. Overhead Door Corporation began when the company invented the upwardacting, sectional garage door in 1921, followed shortly by the development of the first electric garage door opener in 1926. 

Horton Automatics, known for its broad and customizable portfolio of automatic revolving and sliding doors, became part of Overhead Door Corporation in 1970. Since that time, Horton as continued to grow, improve and innovate. Among the many innovations over the years has been the recent introduction of the FLEX™ by Horton line of value-conscious products that deliver impressive versatility and convenience at an optimal price point for select projects. “We are proud to be part of and contribute to such a storied organization. The great advancements we have made since joining Overhead Door Corporation are a testament to the organization’s culture and willingness to invest in its brands,” said Kirk Brunson, President, Horton Automatics. “The entire Horton team is excited to celebrate this centennial anniversary with our complete ODC family,” said Brunson. Horton Automatics will be celebrating alongside the entire organization, including sister divisions Creative Door, Genie,TODCO, Wayne Dalton and Won-Door in acknowledging this incredible milestone for the entire company. Horton and the full Overhead Door Corporation organization have employee and customer events planned throughout the remainder of the year to commemorate the centennial year with a 100-day celebration involving locations across the United States, Mexico and 

The Overhead Door Corporation centennial also marks Horton’s 61st anniversary since its founding in 1960. The anniversary highlights the years of product innovation and ingenuity that is contained not only within Horton Automatics but the entire Overhead Door Corporation organization.


High-Profile Semiconductor Plant Partners with Horton

A $12 billion semiconductor factory in Phoenix, Arizona is partnering with Horton Automatics on a massive $2.1 million project requiring close to 200 sliding doors, many of which are ISO 3 cleanroom rated.

After a competitive bidding process, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) selected Horton for its proven expertise in cleanroom-related entrance solutions, its dedication to customer service and pricing.

The new TSMC plant is the first of its kind in the US equipped to mass produce 5nm chips, primarily used in mobile devices. The factory is projected to supply high-tech giants such as Apple, Qualcomm and Nvidia. The project is part of the “great American insource” by which America seeks to bring back to US soil the production of these strategic commodities. The plant, built on 1,129 acres of land, is set to employ more than 2,000 employees by 2023 and be fully operational by 2024.

“We are proud to have been selected as the pedestrian access solutions provider for this high-profile project,” says Joy Ribble, President of Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions. “Our team of engineers and customer service representatives are committed to providing outstanding products for demanding cleanroom applications.”


Overhead Door Corporation Announces the Purchase of Won-Door Corporation

Overhead Door Corporation, a leading provider of door and access solutions, has acquired Won-Door Corporation, effective this week. Won-Door Corporation is the market leader in accordion style fire and security door solutions. Won-Door’s innovative, life and property-saving products are installed hidden from view until automatically deployed when needed, making them an attractive, wide-opening fire and security solution for architects and building owners alike. Continuing operations under its existing brand, Won-Door will become part of a strategic business unit with Horton Automatics and will expand Overhead Door Corporation’s leadership in innovative pedestrian access solutions.

"This combination addresses our purpose: Creating Safe and Secure Access for Generations”, said Kelly Terry, Overhead Door Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. "The addition of Won-Door to the Overhead Door Corporation family enhances our pedestrian access solutions, specifically in fire and security, while expanding our addressable market.”

Mr. Terry added, "The acquisition allows us to leverage the strengths of our company and distribution partners to accelerate the adoption of Won-Door’s innovative pedestrian accesssolutions. As we bring team Won-Door aboard, we are committed to preserving the unique strengths that make them successful and we are excited about the opportunity to collaborate across brands for the benefit of our combined team and customer base.” 

Ron Smart, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Won-Door Corporation, stated, "We firmly believe this deal with Overhead Door Corporation will provide numerous long-term benefits for our employees and customers. Overhead Door Corporation is committed to continued investment in our business, and our combined efforts will create a strong platform for growth and extend our leadership position in the market."


Compassionate in Crisis

The Compassionate in Crisis culture badge from Energage is reflective of the effort Overhead Door showed by listening to our employees during the current Covid-19 crisis.