Americold Announces Appointment of Andrea Darweesh as Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

ATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (, the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that Andrea Darweesh has joined the company as an Executive Vice President and its Chief Human Resources Officer.

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Darweesh will lead Americold’s Human Resources department and continue its strategy to attract and retain the industry’s most effective individuals with rewarding careers.  In her role at Americold, Darweesh will be responsible for all human resource policy implementation, motivating company culture, talent management and succession planning, compensation development, employee relations, and mentoring the human resources organization.

Darweesh brings more than 20 years of executive-level human resources experience to Americold, having previously served in senior roles with Equifax, Nordstrom, and Coca Cola, and most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer with The Weather Channel.

“Andrea is an exciting addition to our team.  She brings great experience along with a strong passion, enthusiasm, and drive which will add to the strong Human Resources foundation she will inherit,” commented Fred Boehler, President & CEO of Americold.

Darweesh graduated from Texas Tech University with a double major Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science, and she holds an MBA in Organizational Development from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

About Americold

Americold is the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing, transportation and logistics solutions in the world. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates over 165 temperature-controlled warehouses, with more than 1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Americold’s facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors, and retailers to consumers. Americold serves more than 2500 customers and employs 11,000 associates worldwide.

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