Byron Center, MI, 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvonne S. Trupiano to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective October 3, 2016. Ms. Trupiano will assume the responsibilities of Jerry Jones, who is retiring from the Company. Mr. Jones has led the Company’s Human Resources function since 2009.
Ms. Trupiano will report directly to Dennis Eidson, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, and will be responsible for developing, communicating and implementing the Company’s human resources strategy. She will have responsibility for all aspects of the human resources function, including: talent development, labor relations, compensation and benefits, payroll, and HR operations, management and development.
Ms. Trupiano joins SpartanNash from Avis Budget Group, a global car rental and car sharing supplier, where she most recently held the position of Vice President, Human Resources. She has held a number of leadership positions during her tenure at Avis Budget Group and played key roles in that Company’s integration of new businesses, including the 2013 acquisitions of ZipCar and Payless Car Rental. As Vice President, Human Resources, Ms. Trupiano served as the HR business partner to the President of the Americas region ($7 billion revenue, 22,000 employees) and was the senior HR leader to a team of 85 human resources professionals who supported multiple banners in North and South America.
“Yvonne’s extensive service leading a large, diverse, HR team will be a tremendous asset to SpartanNash,” noted Eidson. “Yvonne’s success with creating and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies to increase female and veteran representation within operations, improving employee satisfaction scores, and positioning the company as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute align with our current initiatives.” Eidson also noted that Yvonne’s extensive merger and acquisition experience integrating teams, systems, and operations is advantageous to SpartanNash, which is poised for growth.
“We are excited to welcome Yvonne on board, but at the same time hate to say good-bye to Jerry,” said Eidson. “His leadership throughout our transformational merger in 2013 was critical to our integration. He also played a key role in our search and selection process. Jerry has led by example, serving on the board of directors of the Heart of West Michigan United Way and serving as a strong proponent of our company wide volunteer program and giving back to the communities we serve. We wish him all the best as he looks forward to returning to his southern roots.”
SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the leading distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing grocery products to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and Company-owned retail stores located in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 160 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, and Sun Mart.
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