CHICAGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
(NYSE: THS) announced today that Dennis F. Riordan will join the Company as
Chief Financial Officer effective January 3, 2006.
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Mr. E. Nichol McCully will remain with the Company as Senior Vice
President Business Development and Strategic Planning. Mr. McCully will
remain the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company until the completion of the
Company's 2005 year-end reporting.
Mr. Riordan, 48, joins the Company from Oce-USA Holding, Inc. where he has
been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer responsible for the
company's financial activities in North America. Mr. Riordan joined Oce-USA,
Inc. in 1997 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was elevated to
Chief Financial Officer of USA-USA Holding, Inc. in 1999. In 2004 Mr. Riordan
was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial officer and assumed the
chairmanship of the company's wholly owned subsidiaries Arkwright, Inc. and
Oce Mexico de S.A. Previously, Mr. Riordan held positions with Sunbeam
Corporation, Wilson Sporting Goods and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Riordan has
also served on the Board of Directors of USA-USA Holdings, Oce North America,
Oce Business Services, Inc. and Arkwright, Inc. all of which are wholly-owned
subsidiaries of Oce NV. Mr. Sam K. Reed, Chairman & CEO of TreeHouse stated:
"We are delighted to have a finance executive of Dennis's caliber and
experience join our management team."
Mr. McCully's transition will allow him to concentrate on acquisition
activities and business development. Mr. McCully's transition plan was
announced on January 26, 2005 when he joined the Company and is a part of his
employment agreement. Mr. Reed stated: "Nick McCully has been my partner as
CFO since 1991. He can now concentrate his efforts fully on strategic
acquisitions that will increase TreeHouse shareholder value."
ABOUT TREEHOUSE FOODS
TreeHouse is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery
and foodservice channels. Its products include pickles and related products;
non-dairy powdered coffee creamer; and other food products including aseptic
sauces, refrigerated salad dressings, and liquid non-dairy creamer. TreeHouse
believes its Bay Valley Foods business unit is the largest manufacturer of
pickles and non-dairy powdered creamer in the United States based on sales
Additional information, including TreeHouse's registration statement on
Form 10, may be found at TreeHouse Foods' website,
SOURCE TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
CONTACT: Thomas E. O'Neill of TreeHouse Foods, Inc., +1-708-483-1340
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