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John Horner J ohn Horner took the helm of Thinker Toys Inc. in 2000. As majority owner, his focus is primarily finan- cial and strategic while his business partner guides operations of the company’s retail stores located in Morgan Hill, Monterey and Carmel. Previously, Horner put his BSEE degree to work in a 12-year high tech career in positions including: VP, Product Engineering for Ross Technology (Fujitsu), Applications Manager for Semiconductor Test Solutions, and Product Engineer at Cypress Semiconductor and AMD. Currently, Horner also serves as President and CEO of the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, a role he’s had since 2013. The chamber is a hub for local business and organizational collaboration, producing Celebrate Morgan Hill, the Friday Night Music Series, and Taste of Morgan Hill as well as the educational skills development event known as Rock the Mock. Horner is a current member and past president of the Morgan Hill Kiwanis Club, and a supporter of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Horner and his wife live in Morgan Hill and have both been very active in community organizations. His daughter works for Thinker Toys. “Looking at 2017, I’m excited about the interest in bringing more professional jobs to Morgan Hill and South County. There’s a critical need to build the work side of Morgan Hill, and the city, the chamber and schools are aligned on this issue. We have education and workforce development programs in place. We have the housing. Let’s grow the jobs.” GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 gmhtoday.com 35