Rosemont, Ill., 2015-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods today announced Steve Guberman will take on the role of Chief Merchandising Officer, effective immediately. Guberman previously held the role of Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing Operations for the company.
“Steve has played an integral role in the implementation of all nationally led merchandising strategies and initiatives, and he is very well positioned for success as our Chief Merchandising Officer,” said Pietro Satriano, president and chief executive officer, US Foods. “Steve brings a unique customer-oriented perspective to his role, as he began his career in restaurant management. His leadership as well as his passion for excellent customer service and innovation will undoubtedly help us to fully realize the potential of our Food. Food People. Easy. strategy.”
Guberman brings over 30 years of industry experience to this important role. Holding the role of Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing Operations since January 2012, Guberman was responsible for the deployment and adoption of a range of merchandising and marketing strategies designed to accelerate profitable sales growth and help customers win.
Steve joined US Foods as part of the Kraft/Alliant Foodservice organization in 1991, accumulating a wide breadth of leadership experience in sales, procurement, marketing, national accounts, and category management before taking on the role of president of the US Foods Houston Division in 2006.
“I am very pleased and excited to take on this role as we launch this next phase of US Foods as an even stronger force in the foodservice industry,” Guberman said. “I’ve had the chance to meet and talk with our customers and I know they count on US Foods to provide innovative products and services that help their businesses succeed. I’m grateful to work with such a talented team and am looking forward to building on the foundation of innovation that helps our customers win.”
About US Foods
As one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, US Foods is Keeping Kitchens Cooking™ and making life easier for customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. With approximately $22 billion in annual revenue, the company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line®, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton®, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.
Lisa Lecas, Manager
Corporate Communications, US Foods