USA, Chicago. JBT Corporation, a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry, announced that it has increased the size of its Board of Directors to nine members and elected Lawrence V. Jackson to the Board effective 9 March, 2020.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Lawrence V. Jackson to the Board," said Tom Giacomini, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. "He brings senior leadership experience from significant management roles with large food-related business operations including oversight over global procurement strategies," he added.
Following the recent additions of Barbara Brasier and Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Lawrence V. Jackson's appointment further expands the diversity of expertise and experiences on JBT's Board, helping advance the company’s global growth strategy.
Lawrence V. Jackson is the former President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Procurement Division, for Walmart and served as its Chief People Officer. Mr. Jackson has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Dollar General Corporation, Senior Vice President, Supply Operations for Safeway, Inc., Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Pepsico Food Systems, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer, SourceMark, LLC.
Mr. Jackson brings extensive public and private company board experience, currently serving on the Board of Directors of Assurant, Inc. and as Chairman of the Board of SourceMark, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and an MBA from Harvard University.