ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD), the world’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation and development of temperature-controlled warehouses, today announced that Khara Julien has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
“We’re pleased to welcome Khara to the Americold team,” said Fred Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of Americold Realty Trust. “Khara brings a wealth of experience in human resources and will play a valuable role as we incorporate new team members in the coming years to support the Company’s growth. We look forward to leveraging her expertise in our ongoing efforts to attract talent, develop our leadership, and offer competitive benefits for our Global Associates.”
As a critical member of the senior leadership team, Mrs. Julien will develop and drive all talent initiatives to support the business growth and direction. She will lead strategy for the development, attraction, onboarding and retention of high-caliber talent.
Mrs. Julien brings nearly 20 years of human resources experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries to Americold. In her previous role as VP and CHRO for Gypsum Management & Supply (GMS), she successfully guided the company through more than 30 acquisitions, while taking GMS from private to publically traded on the NYSE in 2016. Mrs. Julien graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a Global Professional Human Resource (GPHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute.
Americold is the world’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation and development of temperature-controlled warehouses. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 178 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Argentina. Americold’s facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. Visit www.americold.com for more information.