ATLANTA, Feb. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions, announced today that Fred Boehler, formerly the company’s President & Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the role of President & Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Mr. Boehler has also been appointed to Americold’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Boehler was previously appointed President & Chief Operating Officer when Jeffrey M. Gault, now Chairman of the Americold Board of Trustees, retired from the Americold CEO position in March of 2014.
This appointment is recognition of Fred’s achievements in improving the business during his first three years at Americold, while also ensuring the continuity of Americold’s strategies for growing the business and developing innovative, customer-centric temperature-controlled supply chain solutions. Prior to joining Americold, Fred served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain with SUPERVALU, Inc., a leading grocery retailer and wholesaler supplying more than 4,300 stores. Prior to SUPERVALU, Inc., he was Senior Vice President Logistics & Purchasing at Borders Group, Inc. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Science and Operations from Wright State University and a Masters in International Business from Northern Illinois University.
Mr. Gault commented, “Fred Boehler has been instrumental in Americold’s progress as the temperature-controlled supply chain solutions industry leader. His promotion reflects the confidence the Americold Board has in him, the expertise the industry acknowledges him for, and his leadership that the 11,000 Americold associates are guided by. Fred has done a great job as Americold’s top executive since March 2014. The Board is excited for what lies ahead for the company under Fred’s continued leadership.”
“For the last few years, we’ve been focused on improving our business,” commented Mr. Boehler. “First and foremost, we’ve brought industry-leading talent to Americold to execute on our Mission to be the global provider of choice for temperature-controlled infrastructure and supply chain solutions through our innovation, experience, and people. With our superior talent, we’ve driven significant operations improvements with the implementation of the Americold Operating System, providing optimal supply chain solutions and uniform standards of excellence to serve our customers.”
Americold is the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing, transportation and logistics solutions in the world. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates over 175 temperature-controlled warehouses, with 1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Americold’s facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors, and retailers to consumers. Americold serves more than 3,000 customers and employs 11,000 associates worldwide.
More information about Americold is at www.americold.com.