John B. Gerlach, Jr.

Chairman and CEO

Jay Gerlach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lancaster Colony Corporation, became a member of Columbus Partnership in 2003.

Lancaster Colony is a mid-cap manufacturer and marketer of consumer products, primarily specialty foods. As the parent of T. Marzetti Company, Lancaster Colony is known for its branded and private-label retail and foodservice products. Top brands include Marzetti®, New York Brand®, and Sister Schubert’s®. Lancaster Colony is positioned as a diversified marketer and manufacturer of specialty foods in retail and foodservice markets.