J&J Snack Foods Corp. announces appointment of two new board members

May 23, 2022
President and CEO, Dan Fachner, and Roy Jackson join board of directors.

J&J Snack Foods Corp. – a leader in the snack food industry, providing innovative, niche and affordable branded snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets – announced the appointment of Dan Fachner, the company’s president and CEO, and Roy Jackson to the board of directors, effective May 19, 2022, bringing the current number of board members to seven.

Fachner and Jackson bring decades of experience in CPG, retail, foodservice and restaurant operations with them to the JJSF board. 

Fachner joins the board after 12 months in his role as president and CEO of J&J Snack Foods. Prior to this role, Fachner served as president of The ICEE Company – part of J&J Snack Foods – where he led ICEE through multiple years of significant expansion, innovation and growth.

Jackson has spent nearly 25 years in the foodservice industry. He has held senior level positions with PepsiCo, YUM! Brands and The Coca-Cola Company, where he retired in 2018 as senior vice president, business development and industry affairs. Jackson most recently held the position of executive vice president, development and industry relations at the National Restaurant Association, of which J&J Snack Foods is an active member. Jackson’s experience has encompassed areas of increasing responsibility in sales, general management and restaurant operations. He currently serves as a board member of CustomerX.i Inc. and has held previous board roles with the Multi-Cultural Foodservice Hospitality Alliance, International Franchise Association and The National Restaurant Educational Foundation. Jackson received the Chairman’s Award of the National Restaurant Association in 2017 and the Partnership Award for the Women’s Foodservice Forum in 2017.

“We are pleased to welcome Dan Fachner and Roy Jackson to the J&J Snack Foods Board of Directors,” Vince Melchiorre, chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee at J&J Snack Foods, said in the announcement. “Dan’s proven vision and leadership will be critical to the continued growth and success of the company. Roy’s unmatched foodservice and operational experience, coupled with his extensive industry relationships, will further bolster the company’s already strong customer relationships across the industry. I’m thrilled to have these experienced executives join the Board.”

The company noted in the announcement that these additions to the board reinforce its commitment to both professional and racial diversity on its board of directors. 

The company also announced that the company's board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.633 per share of the company’s common stock, payable July 11, 2022, to shareholders of record on June 20, 2022. The declaration and payment of dividends is subject to the discretion of the board of directors.


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