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Rick Jochums Appointed Vice President, Manufacturing For Treehouse Foods.

Chartwell is pleased to announced that Rick Jochums has joined TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) as Vice President of Manufacturing. Mr. Jochums joins TreeHouse from Ferrara Candy Company, where he was also Vice President of Manufacturing.

Prior to that, Rick served as Vice President, Manufacturing for private label manufacturer Clement & Pappas, part of Lassonde Industries. Following five years as an officer in the United States Air Force, Mr. Jochums spent the first 10 years of his career in a variety of manufacturing and supply chain roles with Campbell Soup and Pepsi Bottling Group. Mr. Jochums holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc., with revenues of approximately $6 billion, is a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages with more than 50 manufacturing facilities across 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 (single serve beverages, coffees, teas, creamers, powdered beverages and smoothies); meals (cereal, pasta, macaroni and cheese and side dishes); retail bakery (refrigerated and frozen dough, cookies and crackers); condiments (pourable and spoonable dressing, dips, pickles, soups and sauces) and healthy snacks (nuts, trail mix, bars, dried fruits and vegetables).

TreeHouse has a comprehensive offering of packaging formats and flavor profiles, and it also offers natural, organic and preservative free ingredients in many categories. Its strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to its customers.