Industry News

E-mail Article to a FriendPrint ArticleBookmark and Share

Athearn loses four employees

By Nick Bullock
Published: May 6, 2014
Horizon Hobby posted three Athearn Trains positions to its career opportunities Web page on April 30.

Those three positions — plus a fourth that will soon be added to the career opportunities page — previously belonged to Shane Wilson, Mike Hopkin, Paul Ellis and Joe Olvera, according to Vic Audo, Horizon director of proprietary railroad products. All four employees announced their departure from Horizon last week, Audo said. The announcements were not made public.

Prior to last week, Athearn, which was acquired by Horizon in 2004, employed about 12 people, he said.

Audo said Horizon cannot comment on human resources related issues.

However, he said, “we’re not downsizing here.”