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Imperial Brown Names New President

Jimenez appointed CFO. 

Justin Sandall was promoted to president of Imperial Brown, a manufacturer of walk-in coolers and freezers. Sandall, who joined Imperial Brown 15 years ago, has served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Christel Jimenez has been appointed CFO. Sandall will retain COO responsibilities.

Sandall replaces Rick Schermerhorn, who will retire in July after nine years as president. Schermerhorn will remain with the company in an advisory capacity until his retirement and continue to serve on Imperial Brown's board of directors.

Schermerhorn joined the company 18 years ago, working in sales management and then as vice-president of sales before being named president and CEO.

Imperial Manufacturing, established in 1970, acquired the 100-year-old W.A. Brown & Son Inc. of Salisbury, N.C., in 2012. The business was merged into Imperial Brown, Inc., and is owned by Imperial Brown Holdings.