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Robert B. Aiken, Jr.

President & Chief Operating Officer
Food and Nutrition
TreeHouse Foods Inc.
United States of America


Robert B. Aiken, Jr., 54, joined Treehouse in July 2017 and is our President and Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Mr. Aiken served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Essendant Inc., a $5.4 billion value-added wholesaler of workplace products where he drove a business transformation. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of US Foods, one of the largest foodservice distribution companies in the United States which, at the time, had revenues of $18 billion and over 25,000 employees.   Mr. Aiken also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization that provides over 3.6 billion meals per year to 46 million Americans through partnerships with leading grocers, food manufacturers and distributors. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Metz Baking Company, a subsidiary of Specialty Foods Corporation.   Mr. Aiken holds his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.  

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