J&J Snack Foods founder Gerald Shreiber transitions to chairman emeritus; Dan Fachner selected as new chairman 

J&J Snack Foods Corp. on Friday announced that its founder, Gerald Shreiber, will transition from his role as chairman of the board and serve as chairman emeritus of the Mount Laurel-based company.

Dan Fachner, who has served as the company’s CEO and president since 2021 and a member of the board of directors since 2022, has been elected by the board to serve as its chairman.

“J&J Snack Foods has been an important part of my life for over 50 years and it will always remain so,” Shreiber said. “I believe that this is the right time for me to transition the chairman role to Dan, and I have full confidence in him and the leadership team at J&J.”

“Gerry founded J&J Snack Foods Corp. in 1971 and played an instrumental role in our success. Gerry has also been an important figure in my personal career growth,” Fachner said. “On behalf of our company, I want to thank Gerry for his half a century of leadership.”

Shreiber built the company into one of the consummate niche players in the industry with leading brands that include SuperPretzel, Icee, Luigi’s and Minute Maid.