Quintin Frey, president of Turkey Hill Dairy Inc., has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 4.
Frey has been with the company for 33 years and will stay on as a part-time brand ambassador, according to a company news release. In that role, he will continue to market the brand and build relationships via trade shows, consumer events and speaking engagements.
John Cox, the company's executive vice president, will serve as the interim leader of the company.
Frey has led the company since 1991, overseeing several facility projects, including sustainability initiatives tied to wind power and landfill gas. During that time, Turkey Hill tripled in size and profitability.
The Manor Township-based subsidiary of The Kroger Co. has grown its ice cream empire to 30 states. Turkey Hill also is a leading producer of refrigerated iced tea, distributing its beverage line in 49 states.
In addition, it sells products in a dozen countries on three continents.
The company generates about $300 million in annual sales, according to Business Journal records.
Turkey Hill is planning a $30 million building expansion that will span 90,000 square feet. The addition will house refrigerated products — more than doubling current capacity — and include offices and a fleet service garage.