Jeffrey M. Gault was named president and chief executive officer at Americold, Atlanta, a global leader in cold warehousing and logistics services. Gault succeeds Jos Opdeweegh, who esigned for personal reasons, officials said. Americold said Gault has more than 40 years experience as an architect and environmental planner and has held senior executive positions with H.F. Ahmanson & Co; Home Savings of America F.A.; Sun America, Inc; and KB Homes.
Americold owns and operates 182 temperature-controlled warehouses, with more than 1.1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada.
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, Parsippany, N.J., promoted Robb Lillibridge to vice president of fulfillment, responsible for companywide customer service, product planning and logistics. Lillibridge previously was vice president of product planning.
Pinnacle is a diversified shelf stable and frozen foods leader. Its Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic pickles, peppers, and relish, Comstock and Wilderness Fruit Pie Fillings, Mrs. Butterworth’s and Log Cabin syrups, Armour canned meats, Nalley and Brooks chili and chili ingredients, and Open Pit barbecue sauces.
Its Birds Eye Frozen Division manages brands such as Birds Eye, Birds Eye Steamfresh, C&W, McKenzie’s, and Fresh like vegetables, Birds Eye Voila! complete bag meals, Aunt Jemima frozen breakfasts, Swanson and Hungry-Man dinners and entrees, Van de Kamp’s and Mrs. Paul’s seafood, Lender’s bagels and Celeste pizza.
A Specialty Foods Division manages Tim’s Cascade Snacks, Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman’s in addition to our food service and private label businesses.