TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (3 October) that Erik Kahler has joined the company as senior vice president of corporate development. In this role, Kahler will lead the company’s M&A activities as TreeHouse pursues its aggressive growth strategies, the company said.

Kahler, 41, was previously a managing director at Dresdner Kleinwort Securities. Kahler has also held senior investment banking leadership roles at Citigroup, as director of mergers and acquisitions, Citigroup Global Markets Holdings, and Wasserstein Perella & Company, where he was vice president of mergers and acquisitions.

Sam Reed, chairman and CEO of TreeHouse said: “We are delighted that Erik is joining TreeHouse to lead our acquisition and development effort. Erik’s expertise and energy will significantly expand TreeHouse’s capacity to aggressively identify and execute acquisitions to expand the TreeHouse portfolio and to increase THS shareholder value.”