TreeHouse Foods Inc. announced that Joseph E. Scalzo will join its board of directors, effective immediately. Scalzo will join as a Class I director with a term expiring at the 2024 annual meeting of the company's stockholders.
Scalzo has over 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Since 2013, he has served as the chief executive officer and president of Atkins Nutritionals Inc., (Atkins is now known as Simply Good Foods USA Inc.), and as a member of its board of directors. Scalzo has also served as the chief executive officer and president of the Simply Good Foods Company and a member of its board of directors since its acquisition of Atkins in July 2017. Before joining Atkins, Scalzo served as a director of Earthbound Farm from 2010 to October 2013. From November 2005 to February 2011, Scalzo served as a senior executive in various roles at Dean Foods, including as president and chief operating officer, as well as president and chief executive officer of WhiteWave Foods Inc. Scalzo is credited for leading the transformation of Dean Foods' WhiteWave Foods Company, which began as three separate businesses, into a winning consumer foods company. Prior to that, Mr. Scalzo held executive roles at The Gillette Company and The Coca-Cola Company.
Scalzo received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
"I am excited to join the TreeHouse Foods Board at such a pivotal moment for the company," Scalzo said. "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.