Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered Americold, the world’s largest operator of refrigerated warehouses and supplier of logistics services, has promoted Fred Boehler, formerly the company’s president and chief operating officer, to the position of president and chief executive officer. He has also taken a seat on the board of trustees.
The appointment is in recognition of Boehler’s achievements in improving the business during his first three years at Americold, while also ensuring the continuity of the company’s strategies for growing the business and developing innovative, customer-centric temperature-controlled supply chain solutions.
Prior to joining Americold in March of 2014, Boehler was senior vice president of supply chain with SUPERVALU, Inc., a leading grocery retailer and wholesaler supplying more than 4,300 stores in the United States. Before that he was senior vice president of logistics and purchasing at Borders Group, Inc.
Jeffrey M. Gault, company chairman and former president and chief executive officer, commented: “Fred has been instrumental in Americold’s progress as the temperature-controlled supply chain solutions industry leader. His promotion reflects the confidence the Americold board has in him, the expertise the industry acknowledges him for, and his leadership that the 11,000 Americold associates are guided by.”
“For the last few years, we’ve been focused on improving our business,” commented Boehler. “First and foremost, we’ve brought industry-leading talent to Americold to execute on our mission to be the global provider of choice for temperature-controlled infrastructure and supply chain solutions through our innovation, experience and people. With our superior talent, we’ve driven significant operations improvements with the implementation of the Americold Operating System, providing optimal supply chain solutions and uniform standards of excellence to serve our customers.”
Americold owns and operates over 175 temperature-controlled warehouses, offering one billion cubic feet of storage space in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Its facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. The company serves more than 3,000 customers worldwide.