Prior to joining Horn, Wear held dual responsibilities as an executive account manager and product manager for P.T. Hutchins Company. During the eight-year tenure at his previous position, Wear managed key principal relations and successfully led the chemical and technical sales in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Oklahoma. On the technical side, Wear managed regulatory affairs and corporate safety for Columbia Paint and Coatings Company where he developed a compliance program recognized by the National Paint and Coatings Association; and served a 10-year post as a chemist for the same company. As a chemist, Wear developed new products based on customer needs and market trends, resulting in multimillion dollar annual sales and exceeding established sales objectives.