Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that C. Shay Braun has been appointed Chief Supply Chain Officer of TreeHouse Foods (NYSE-THS). Braun joins THS from Dean Foods, where he had served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Procurement. Braun has 25 years of broad P&L, procurement, operations, and engineering experience in the food industry. Prior to joining Dean in 2007, Braun spent a dozen years with the Sara Lee Corporation. He began his career with Frito Lay. Shay holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages in the United States, Canada and Italy that focuses primarily on private label products for both retail grocery and food away from home customers. The company manufactures shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen and fresh products, including beverages and beverage enhancers; meals; retail bakery; condiments and healthy snacks.
Its 2016 acquisition of ConAgra’s private brands operations meaningfully expands Treehouse’s presence in private label dry and refrigerated grocery, and will be called TreeHouse Private Brands. Following the Private Brands acquisition, TreeHouse Foods, Inc. has pro forma sales of approximately $7 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, more than 50 manufacturing facilities and over 16,000 employees.