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Photo Release -- Thomas Musgrave Named Finalist for Georgia CIO of the Year(R) by Georgia CIO Leadership Association

ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, is proud to announce that Thomas Musgrave, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the company, has been named as a finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year® - 2014 by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.

Thomas Musgrave, Executive Vice President & CIO, Americold


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Established in 1998, the Georgia CIO of the Year® Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program of its kind. This annual event honors chief information officers and those in equivalent positions who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership at Georgia's top organizations. Award finalists are recognized in six categories: Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Non-Profit / Public Sector, Emerging, and Lifetime Achievement.

Musgrave is a finalist in the Global category. He joined Americold in 2011 and has been instrumental in the integration of systems of Americold's largest acquisition after the company purchased Versacold in 2010.

"I am honored to be included among the finalists for this prestigious award, especially considering the rich backgrounds of all the nominees," said Musgrave. "The recognition, however, really belongs to the entire supply chain technology team at Americold, and I am proud to dedicate my nomination to this group – the best in the industry."

Musgrave also has continued to drive the evolution of IT platforms at Americold, enhancing significantly the solutions the company provides customers and the platforms on which the temperature-controlled warehouse network operates. Most important, Musgrave's leadership has transformed Americold's i-3PL inventory management system – the company's customer portal for complete visibility, management and reporting of inventory – enabling tremendous differentiation from other providers. The next generation of i-3PL, to be released in the coming months, will further enrich the opportunities for supply chain control for the company's customers.

"Tom is a visionary and an inspiring technology innovator, and we at Americold equally appreciate his abilities as a business leader," said Fred Boehler, President and Chief Operating Officer of Americold. "He brings an insatiable appetite to initiate efficiency and advancement for our customers, and this dedication and determination drive success across all channels where Americold does business."

About Americold

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 more than 175 temperature-controlled warehouses, with 1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Americold's warehouses 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 12,000 associates worldwide.

More information about Americold is at www.americold.com.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Media contact: Daniel Cooke Americold Media Relations 10 Glenlake Parkway Atlanta, GA 30328 770.570-4332 phone MediaRelations@americold.com

Source: Americold