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TreeHouse Foods Announces Organizational Leadership Changes

TreeHouse Foods Announces Organizational Leadership Changes

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Always a company looking toward the next strategic move, TreeHouse Foods has announced a new changeup to its commercial organization leadership. Effective April 1, Kevin G. Jackson became the permanent Chief Commercial Officer and Sean Lewis was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer. These evolutions serve to further strengthen TreeHouse’s customer relationship and engagement with its retail and foodservice partners.

Kevin G. Jackson, Chief Commercial Officer, TreeHouse FoodsJackson, who will step in as the permanent Chief Commercial Officer, has been serving in the interim role since January 2021, a press release noted. In addition to gaining this new position, Jackson will also retain his prior role as President, Snacking and Beverages.

He will continue reporting to CEO and President Steve Oakland.

Steve Oakland, Chief Executive Officer and President, TreeHouse Foods"Kevin has been a valuable asset to TreeHouse, and his contributions will be important to further developing our commercial vision, aligning the organization and driving our revenue objectives; while Sean will serve as a key voice with our customers, solidifying top-to-top relationships and refining and optimizing our sales processes in support of Kevin's efforts," Oakland said.

Having joined TreeHouse in February 2020, Jackson previously served in several roles across sales and marketing at J.M. Smucker Company. During his 17-year tenure with the company, he held positions including Senior Vice President U.S. Retail Sales and North American Food Away From Home Division. Prior to that, he was a Senior Brand Manager at Brach's Confections and at Constellation Brands.

Sean Lewis, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, TreeHouse FoodsSean Lewis has also gained a new role at TreeHouse, stepping into the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer. Upon taking up this role, Lewis will report to Jackson and will join the executive leadership team. Lewis is being promoted from his most recent title of Vice President of Sales, National and Regional West at TreeHouse.

Lewis started his career with TreeHouse in August 2019 after having spent nearly 20 years with Kraft Heinz and Nabisco. Throughout his time with the company, he earned several regional, district, category, and business lead roles focused around development, pursuit and leadership of customer relationships to achieve revenue, share and distribution growth, and optimal shelving. He also spent time working at Mizkan America as Customer Vice President, West Area, where he was responsible for all aspects of driving revenue including strategic planning, team leadership and development, territory alignment, and customer management.

TreeHouse Foods recently appointed Kevin G. Jackson to Chief Commercial Officer and Sean Lewis to Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

"Over the last few years, we purposefully structured our commercial organization to become more customer centric and to make it simpler for customers to do business with us," added Oakland. "These appointments represent an important evolution of this commitment, and I am confident that Kevin and Sean are well suited to build on our past progress and drive our commercial organization forward, as we execute on our strategy and create value for our stakeholders."

Congratulations to both Sean Lewis and Kevin Jackson on these new roles!

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