Poultry Producer Townsends Appoints New Senior Management Team

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Georgetown, Delaware-based Townsends, Inc. announced that effective February 25, 2010, Frederick B. Beilstein has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Michael P. Schall, President, Sales and Marketing.

Georgetown, Delaware-based Townsends, Inc. announced that effective February 25, 2010 two of the Company’s board members have also assumed roles as Executive Officers. Frederick B. Beilstein has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Michael P. Schall President, Sales and Marketing.

Fred is a Managing Partner in the private investment firm of Atlanta, Georgia-based Equicorp Partners, LLC. Equicorp principally invests in franchised restaurant sector companies. He is also the former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of AFC Enterprises, Inc. the franchisor of Popeye’s™ Chicken & Biscuits, and former franchisor of Church’s Chicken, Cinnabon and Seattle’s Best Coffee. Fred previously served as Chief Financial Officer of AmeriCold Logistics, Inc. one of the world’s largest temperature controlled warehousing and transportation management companies serving both the wholesale and retail sides of the food industry.

Mike most recently served as Senior Vice President of Monterey Gourmet Foods and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2000 to 2008. Prior to joining Monterey Gourmet, he served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Wise Potato Chips, the large regional snack food company, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of the B. Manischewitz Company, one of the nation’s premier kosher food marketers. Mike’s sales and marketing experience spans customer relationships in foodservice national accounts, retail grocery, club store and the natural food channels.

About the Company
Townsends, Inc., a 118-year old family-owned company headquartered in Georgetown, Delaware and Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading producer and marketer of quality, value added poultry products to the foodservice and retail grocery markets throughout the world. Townsends operates facilities in Arkansas and North Carolina, with offices and Culinary Innovation in Atlanta, Georgia and Georgetown, Delaware.

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