ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Americold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) (the "Company"), the world’s largest owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, recently appointed Jim Snyder as executive vice president and chief legal officer.
Snyder will lead Americold’s legal and risk management operations and serve as corporate secretary and strategic advisor to the executive leadership team. As chief legal officer, Snyder will work closely with the board of trustees and management to bring leadership to the company’s legal function.
“I am pleased to welcome Jim as our new chief legal officer,” said President and CEO Fred Boehler. “Jim brings extensive legal and governance experience to Americold that will be instrumental as we continue to grow our warehouse network and execute on our strategic initiatives as a public company.”
Snyder brings more than 20 years of executive-level legal experience to Americold, having previously served in senior roles with Home Depot, Family Dollar Stores and, most recently, Pet Retail Brands as chief legal officer. Prior to his in-house career, Snyder was a partner with King & Spalding. Snyder is a graduate of Wake Forest University and received his law degree from George Washington University.
Americold is the world’s largest owner of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 158 temperature-controlled warehouses, with approximately 1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. Americold’s facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. Americold serves over 2,600 customers and employs approximately 11,000 associates worldwide.