J&J Snack Foods Corp. announced that its founder, Gerald B. Shreiber, has decided to transition from his role as chairman of the board. Shreiber will remain a member of the board of directors, serving with the distinction of chairman emeritus of J&J Snack Foods Corp.
Dan Fachner, who has served as the company’s president and chief executive officer since 2021 and a member of the board of directors since 2022, has been elected by the board to serve as the company’s chairman of the board.
"J&J Snack Foods has been an important part of my life for over 50 years and it will always remain so,” Shreiber said in the announcement. “I believe that this is the right time for me to transition the chairman role to Dan, and I have full confidence in him and the leadership team at J&J.”
Fachner added in the announcment, “Gerry founded J&J Snack Foods Corp. in 1971 and played an instrumental role in our success. Gerry has also been an important figure in my personal career growth. On behalf of our company, I want to thank Gerry for his half a century of leadership.”
J&J Snack Foods Corp. is a leader in the snack food industry. Manufactured and distributed nationwide, its principal products include Superpretzel, as well as Icee and Slush Puppie frozen beverages, Luigi’s Real Italian Ice, Minute Maid frozen ices, Whole Fruit sorbet and frozen fruit bars, Sour Patch Kids Flavored Ice Pops, Dippin’ Dots ice cream, Hola! Churros, and The Funnel Cake Factory funnel cakes and several bakery brands within Daddy Ray’s, Country Home Bakers and Hill & Valley.