Former US Foods Chief Robert Aiken Joins TreeHouse Foods As Prexy And COO

Posted On: 6/27/2017

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TreeHouse Foods, Robert B. Aiken
Robert B. Aiken
OAK BROOK, IL -- TreeHouse Foods Inc. has named Robert B. Aiken president and chief operating officer. He will assume the president's role from Dennis F. Riordan, who is retiring. Riordan will remain with the company and move to a senior advisor role to facilitate the transition.

Most recently, Aiken, 54, was president and chief executive of Essendant Inc., a wholesaler of workplace products. Prior to Essendant, he was chief executive of Feeding America, a domestic hunger-relief organization, president and chief executive of US Foods, a foodservice distribution company, and chief executive of Metz Baking Co., a unit of Specialty Foods Corp.

TreeHouse Foods Inc. manufactures packaged foods and beverages, including single-cup coffees and teas, along with creamers, powdered beverages and smoothies.