ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced the appointment of Fred Boehler as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mr. Boehler is responsible for U.S. operations, reporting to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.
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Mr. Boehler joins the company after serving 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., where he oversaw Distribution Operations, Industrial Engineering, Logistics Planning and Purchasing. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Management Science and Operations from Wright State University and a Masters in International Business from Northern Illinois University.
"Fred is an innovative leader whose strategic and tactical experience will play a fundamental role in improving domestic operations and driving customer satisfaction," said Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold. "He will be instrumental in strengthening our competitive position and operational performance."
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 182 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1.1 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 over 3,000 customers, and employs 12,000 associates worldwide.
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CONTACT: Media contact: Michael E. Moten Director, Strategic Planning & Business Development Americold 10 Glenlake Parkway Atlanta, GA 30328 MediaRelations@americold.com