Van Horn, Metz & Co. was incorporated in 1950 as a result of a partnership between Harold Van Horn and Donald Metz, both of whom had worked closely in Government paint formulations during World War II. Don, a Yale Chemical Engineer was the Government’s Chief Chemist for coatings technology and Van a highly trained technical Pigments Salesman collaborated on secretive projects for the military. The two entrepreneurs formed a partnership together with an office and warehouse in Philadelphia and immediately hired Douglas Everett, as salesman who later became President in the late ‘70’s. A VHM branch office and warehouse was opened in the mid-60’s followed by an office and warehouse in Pittsburgh. After Doug Everret’s untimely death, Jack Boorman became President (Father of current Executive President Brian Boorman). Upon Jack’s retirement Morgan Smith assumed the role of President. During his term, geography was expanded from Maine to Florida and the Mid-West and Seabord Sales became an acquisition. Barry Fisher became VHM’s fifth president in 2010 and he was responsible for the purchase of the Thornley, Impact and Horizon Companies. Today the company’s continual growth is reflected in increased sales and global position employing seventeen technical salesmen surrounded by a staff of fourteen office and warehouse personnel in Conshohocken headquarter.