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MANAGEMENT
A wide range of quality products, first-rate service and a strong brand presence are but a few of the keys to the leadership Reddy Ice holds in the packaged ice market. All of these attributes are the result of the dedicated guidance and vision of a team of trusted leaders. The Reddy Ice management team has the benefit of being able to call on the insights gained through multi-industry experience as well as the firsthand knowledge earned by decades of service in the ice-making industry.

 

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William P. Brick*
Executive Chairman
William P. Brick assumed the position of Executive Chairman on June 23, 2008. He had served as Chief Executive Officer and President on an interim basis since December 1, 2007 after having previously served as Executive Chairman since May 17, 2007. Prior to serving as Executive Chairman in 2007, Mr. Brick was named Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors on August 15, 2003, Chief Executive Officer of Reddy Ice in April 2001 and the Chairman of Reddy Ice’s Board of Directors in June 2001. Prior to joining Reddy Ice, Mr. Brick was employed by Suiza Foods Corporation, now known as Dean Foods Company, where he served as Executive Vice President from July 1996 until October 1996 and as Chief Operating Officer of Dairy Operations from October 1996 until January 2000. Before joining Suiza, Mr. Brick was the Vice President–Sales and Marketing for the Metropoulos Management Group from February 1996 until June 1996. From 1995 until January 1996, he served as Vice President–Sales and Marketing for Ultra Products.

Gilbert M. Cassagne
Chief Executive Officer and President
Gilbert M. Cassagne became Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company on June 23, 2008. Prior to joining Reddy Ice, Mr. Cassagne was chief executive officer of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, a division of the multinational consumer products company Cadbury Schweppes, from February 2003 to October 2007, where he also served as part of the executive board. Mr. Cassagne has held numerous other positions within Cadbury including Regional President of Asia Pacific and President of Motts. Prior to Cadbury Schweppes, Mr. Cassagne also worked for consumer products and beverage companies such as Procter & Gamble and Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Cadbury Schweppes in April 1995.

Steven J. Janusek
Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

Steven J. Janusek has been Chief Financial Officer since October 2000 and Secretary since June 2001. Mr. Janusek is a certified public accountant and served as Treasurer from February 2000 until March 2001 and as Corporate Controller from January 1998 until October 2000. Mr. Janusek joined Southwestern Ice, Inc. in July 1994 and from January 1996 served as the Corporate Controller of Southwestern Ice until its merger with Reddy Ice in April 1997.

Paul D. Smith
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Paul D. Smith was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective September 15, 2008. Prior to joining Reddy Ice, Mr. Smith was employed by Cadbury Schweppes PLC, a multinational consumer products company, from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Smith served Cadbury in various positions, including Senior Vice President– Sales Operations and Supply Chain, Regional Director – Supply Chain for Europe and the Middle East and Senior Vice President – Technical and Concentrate Operations for Dr. Pepper/Seven Up. Prior to joining Cadbury in 2001, Mr. Smith worked for 22 years in various operational roles for Pepsico, Inc. and Procter & Gamble.

William A. Tolany
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
William A. Tolany was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer effective April 14, 2009. Mr. Tolany joined Reddy Ice in February 2002 as Vice President––Marketing. Mr. Tolany left Reddy Ice in August 2004 to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Stimulys Performance Marketing. He returned to Reddy Ice in August 2006 as Vice President––Business Development to manage the acquisition strategy for the company. He assumed responsibility for the functions of our Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing on an interim basis in September 2008. Mr. Tolany has extensive experience in consumer packaged goods, food products and beverages with companies such as General Foods Corporation, The Dr Pepper Company and Cadbury Schweppes.

Mark A. Steffek
Vice President - Finance and Treasurer
Mark A. Steffek became Vice President—Finance and Treasurer in April 2001. Mr. Steffek is a certified public accountant and from September 1991 until he joined Reddy Ice in September 2000 as its Director of Financial Reporting and Assistant Treasurer, he served as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP in various capacities, including senior manager.

 

* Effective at the Annual Meeting on May 20, 2009, Mr. Brick will retire as Executive Chairman.

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