ATLANTA, July 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announces the appointment of Keith Goldsmith to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He will report to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.
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Mr. Goldsmith joins the organization after serving as Senior Vice President Business Development for CEVA Logistics, overseeing the development of supply chain solutions for the company's premier clients. Prior to CEVA Logistics, Mr. Goldsmith served as a member of the board of management and Group Chief Information Officer for TNT Logistics, a predecessor company to CEVA. In this capacity, he managed the company's technology suite of applications and services including CEVA Matrix™, a proprietary technology platform that enables increased supply chain efficiencies for customers.
Mr. Goldsmith is a graduate of the University of North Florida where he is currently an advisory board member and a graduate of the Logistics Management Program at The Ohio State University.
"Keith's appointment is the final and essential addition that completes our new leadership team, a team committed to keeping a customer first focus and improving our service offerings," said Jeffery M. Gault, Chief Executive Officer of Americold. "His expertise and broad experience in the supply chain industry provide our company valuable insight as we execute our continuous improvement strategy."
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