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5 Horizons Group Grows Leadership Team

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5 Horizons Group (5H), a leader in developing and implementing Asian manufacturing strategies for U.S. consumer houseware, outdoor and gift manufacturers, announced the appointments of Keri Kiblinger to Vice President of Development and Joseph Brody to Director of Asia Operations.

“We see Keri and Joseph playing key roles in our growth strategy,” said Kevin Lehrer, managing partner, U.S. operations for 5 Horizons Group. “Individually, each possesses tremendous talent and know-how. Blending them in with our team bolsters our capabilities. They both are here to further solidify our current and future client relationships.”

Kiblinger joins the 5H team with nearly 10 years of consumer products experience. In her new role, Kiblinger is responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities. She collaborates directly with company executives at 5H’s St. Louis and China headquarters offices to oversee new category opportunities and manage client relationships.

Prior to her role with 5H, Kiblinger held a variety of product and brand management positions in the consumer goods field. She previously was senior product manager at TRG Group, overseeing the design and manufacturing of Victorinox branded travel gear.

Based out of 5H’s new Shanghai office, Brody brings a wealth of experience to his role as Director of Asia Operations. His responsibilities include overseeing day-to-day quality and production services. Brody’s knowledge of the industry and Asian cultures also serves him well in developing new client leads and managing relationships for 5H.

Most recently, Brody’s professional experience includes running the China office for a U.S. consumer products company. Raised in the United States, he moved to China more than six years ago. Brody currently resides in Shanghai.

The hiring of Brody and Kiblinger continues the momentum behind 5H’s strategic growth. Established in 2007, 5 Horizons Group has quickly risen to the top of the consumer products manufacturing industry, offering solutions and services to its clients that are seeking to enhance Asian operations. Today, 5H has more than 50 employees in offices spread throughout the United States, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India.

The company specializes in product design and development, sourcing, quality assurance, logistics management, and Asia infrastructure and market entry strategies.

About 5 Horizons Group: 5 Horizons Group (5H) provides consumer product companies with Source to Shelf solutions that enable their global strategies. 5H offers an agile and scalable global supply-chain that allows clients to focus on product innovation, sales and marketing. 5H delivers an unmatched level of advocacy, communication and support in the United States and Asia that exceeds its clients' expectations. 

5H has dual-headquarters in the United States (St. Louis) and China (Dongguan & Shanghai) and operations throughout Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India. For more information or to inquire about services call (314) 272-4366, email info@5horizonsgroup.com or visit www.5HorizonsGroup.com.

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