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04/18/2022

TreeHouse adds new board member, announces resignation of two others

The private label food and beverage manufacturer will add another new member to its board of directors, while two members will resign at the end of April.
Zachary Russell
Associate Editor
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Less than a week after announcing its latest director to join the company’s board, TreeHouse Foods has added another member. Joseph Scalzo will join the private label food and beverage manufacturer’s board of directors effective immediately.

“Joe brings to our board significant operating experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, including in beverages, snacking and private label,” said Ann M. Sardini, chair of the board. “His track record of value creation is significant. I am confident that his insights will further enhance our ability to execute against our strategic transformation and position the business for maximum value creation."

Scalzo has over 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Since 2013, he has served as the CEO and president of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. ("Atkins" now known as Simply Good Foods USA, Inc.), and as a member of its board of directors. Scalzo previously served as a director of Earthbound Farm from 2010 to October 2013. From November 2005 to February 2011, he served as a senior executive in various roles at Dean Foods, including as president and CEO, and president and CEO of WhiteWave Foods, Inc. 

“I am excited to join the TreeHouse Foods Board at such a pivotal moment for the company,” said Scalzo. “Private label remains a compelling category with tremendous growth potential, and I look forward to working alongside the rest of the Board and senior leadership team to deliver value."

TreeHouse Foods also announced that, in light of their other personal and professional time commitments outside of TreeHouse, both John P. Gainor Jr. and Ashley Buchanan will resign from the board, effective April 30, 2022.

Treehouse Foods operates in 29 product categories across two divisions and has approximately 40 production facilities across North America and Italy.