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04/05/2021

TreeHouse appoints 2 in the c-suite

Kevin Jackson becomes chief commercial officer and Sean Lewis has been promoted to chief customer officer.
Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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TreeHouse Foods has named Kevin Jackson chief commercial officer, a role he’s been serving on an interim basis since January. He also retains his position as president of snacking and beverages.

Additionally, Sean Lewis has been promoted to senior vice president and chief customer officer. He was vice president of sales, national and regional west at the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company.

"Over the last few years, we purposefully structured our commercial organization to become more customer centric and to make it simpler for customers to do business with us," said Steve Oakland, president and CEO of TreeHouse Foods. "These appointments represent an important evolution of this commitment, and I am confident that Kevin and Sean are well suited to build on our past progress and drive our commercial organization forward, as we execute on our strategy and create value for our stakeholders."

The moves follow recent board moves by the private brands food and beverage leader.

Regarding Jackson, he joined TreeHouse in February 2020 from the J.M. Smucker Company, where he served in numerous roles across sales and marketing during his 17 years with the company. Prior to that, he served as a senior brand manager at Brach's Confections and at Constellation Brands. 

Lewis has been with TreeHouse since August 2019. He spent nearly 20 years with Kraft Heinz and Nabisco, where he held several regional, district, category and business lead roles, including the development, pursuit and leadership of customer relationships to achieve revenue, share and distribution growth and optimal shelving. Lewis also spent time with Mizkan America, driving revenue including strategic planning, team leadership and development, territory alignment, and customer management.