Warehousing & Logistics

Americold Names Verbarendse North America Chief Operating Officer

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Americold, a leading international temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics service provider, on August 28 named Bryan Verbarendse as its chief operating officer in North America.

“We’re pleased to welcome Bryan to the team,” said George Chappelle, chief executive officer of the Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered company. “He brings deep experience in retail and whole grocery supply chain and I am confident his experience will benefit our team and help us better serve our customers in North America.”

Verbarendse will lead Americold’s North America operations and various support functions to help the organization to drive efficiency and provide better service. Bringing more than 31 years of experience to the job, prior to joining Americold, he was most recently senior vice president of distribution and replenishment for the Albertson’s supermarket chain. Verbarendse has also served as group vice president of distribution at Albertson’s and held general manager roles at Albertson’s and SuperValu.