ATLANTA, May 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announces the appointment of Jed Milstein to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, and Jeff Hogarth to Senior Vice President Asia Pacific. They will report to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.
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Mr. Milstein joins Americold after serving as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for TransCentra, a leading billing and payments provider with more than 1,300 employees. Prior to TransCentra, Jed served as Lead Human Resource Executive for Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, where he provided strategic Human Resource leadership to several global Cerberus portfolio companies. His industry experience spans a number of sectors including real estate asset management, pharmaceutical, hospitality, banking, and manufacturing. Jed holds a JD from George Washington University Law School and a BBA from the University of Michigan.
After twenty-three years of experience with Americold and its predecessor companies, Jeff Hogarth has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Americold's Asia Pacific region. During his tenure, he has held various leadership roles within the company and now will be responsible for the continued operational success of Americold Logistics Limited, an Americold subsidiary. In his new role, he will control twenty-seven facilities and 81.6 million cubic feet across China, Australia and New Zealand. Jeff holds a University Diploma of Management from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.
"We have been taking decisive steps with the sole objective of providing better customer service," commented Jeffery M. Gault. "Since I joined the organization in February of 2012, Americold has attracted new leaders in Operations, Finance and Human Resources who believe in putting the 'Customer First' and strive to accomplish that goal on a daily basis." He further added, "We welcome Jed Milstein to the organization and wish Jeff Hogarth continued success in growing our Asia Pacific region."
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