TreeHouse Foods is surely in the process of building out its leadership ring. Shortly after announcing the recent appointment of Scott Ostfeld, the bakery name has revealed it has also elected Joseph E. Scalzo to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
"I am excited to join the TreeHouse Foods Board at such a pivotal moment for the company," Scalzo commented on his appointment. “Private label remains a compelling category with tremendous growth potential, and I look forward to working alongside the rest of the Board and senior leadership team to deliver value."
Scalzo brings over 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, having held executive roles for a host of popular food brands. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President of Simply Good Foods USA and serves on the company's Board of Directors. According to a press release, Scalzo will join as a Class I director, with a term expiring at the 2024 annual meeting of the company's stockholders.
"As a respected leader in our industry, I look forward to benefiting from Joe's perspectives and leadership and working with all of the directors to continue to drive growth and capitalize on our opportunities in private label," Steve Oakland, the Chief Executive Officer and President of TreeHouse Foods, stated in the release.
Ann M. Sardini, Chair of the Board, also gave her thoughts.
"Joe brings to our Board significant operating experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, including in beverages, snacking, and private label,” noted Sardini. "His track record of value creation is significant. I am confident that his insights will further enhance our ability to execute against our strategic transformation and position the business for maximum value creation."
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The supplier also announced that both John P. Gainor Jr. and Ashley Buchanan will resign from the Board, effective April 30, 2022.
"On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to extend our thanks to John and Ashley for their insights, time, and contributions during their tenure with TreeHouse Foods," Sardini added.
As all of these leaders take the next step in their industry journeys, we here at Deli Market News extend our congratulations!