Americold Building

Americold appoints new COO for North America

Sept. 8, 2023
Bryan Verbarendse brings more than 30 years of experience to the temperature-controlled warehouse operator, including 12 with Albertson’s, where he served as VP of distribution.

Temperature-controlled warehouse operator Americold Realty Trust recently appointed Bryan Verbarendse as chief operating officer for North America.

“We’re pleased to welcome Bryan to the Americold team,” Americold CEO George Chappelle said in a news release. “Bryan brings deep experience in retail and whole grocery supply chain and I am confident his experience will benefit our team and help us better serve our customers in North America.”

Verbarendse will lead Americold’s North America operations and various support functions with the goal of helping the organization drive efficiency and provide “best-in-class service,” the company said.

He brings more than 31 years of experience to Americold. Prior to joining the company, he served as senior vice president of distribution and replenishment for Albertson’s. He has also served as group VP of distribution at Albertson’s, and held general manager roles at Albertson’s and SuperValu.

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