Pennsauken, New Jersey-based J&J Snack Foods Corp. has appointed Dan Fachner as CEO, effective May 11. Fachner currently serves as president, a role he assumed in May 2020 after a notable tenure with the company. Gerald “Gerry” B. Shreiber will remain chairman of the board.
“Through the discipline, leadership and vision of Gerry Shreiber, J&J Snack Foods transformed from a small, local soft pretzel bakery to the multifaceted billion-dollar public company it is today,” said Fachner. “Gerry’s imprint on our employees, customers, consumers and shareholders is indelible, and his story remains one of the most captivating and inspiring in American business. It is a great privilege to lead this remarkable company, which Gerry built brick by brick from its humble foundation.”
“As we approach the 50th anniversary of J&J Snack Foods, I am tremendously grateful for the journey that this company has taken, which would have only been possible in this magnificent country,” said Shreiber. “As I reflect on our record growth and success throughout the years, I recognize that people are what propelled us forward – and I thank everyone who has contributed to evolving J&J Snack Foods into a dominant industry leader whose brands and products are at the center of millions upon millions of moments of fun and togetherness. Dan’s leadership and loyalty has been at the core of the J&J Snack Foods story, and I know he will skillfully serve our organization and pursue its continued success.”
J&J Snack Foods Corp. is an innovator in the snack food industry, providing niche and affordable branded snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets.