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Blue Bell Creameries Names Lawhorn As President

Jimmy Lawhorn, president of Blue Bell Creameries
Jimmy Lawhorn

Blue Bell Creameries has named Jimmy Lawhorn as the company’s incoming president, effective immediately. 

Lawhorn has worked for Blue Bell Creameries for 26 years, most recently as the VP of sales and marketing, where he oversaw the planning and implementation of sales and marketing programs as well advertising and public relations. He also played a key role in deciding the company’s expansion path.

Lawhorn has served in many capacities at the company, including territory manager, sales manager, branch manager, region manager, corporate sales manager and general sales manager. 

“Jimmy is an accomplished and visionary leader who brings a wealth of experience to his new role,” said Blue Bell Board Chairman Jim Kruse.

“With Jimmy’s proven track record of strategic development and driving growth and innovation, we are confident the company will continue to be a beloved, high-quality brand for our customers.” 

Lawhorn replaces Ricky Dickson, who announced his retirement in September after 43 years with the company.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jimmy for over 20 years,” Dickson said. “Jimmy is intelligent, determined and humble. He is a man of integrity and loves his family and community. I could not be more pleased that he will be the next leader of Blue Bell.” 

About Blue Bell Creameries 

Founded in 1907 in Brenham, Texas, Blue Bell Creameries is an ice cream manufacturer in the U.S. with 66 distribution centers in 23 states. With production facilities in Brenham; Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; and Sylacauga, Alabama, the company offers more than 40 ice cream flavors as well as frozen snacks.

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