Experienced Food Distribution Executive Mark Shamber to Join Company in September
Byron Center, MI, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) announced today (Aug 16th, 2017) that the Company has appointed Mark Shamber as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective September 11, 2017. Shamber previously served as Chief Financial Officer for United Natural Foods, Inc., a specialty and organic food distributor (NASDAQ: UNFI). Following his departure from UNFI at the end of 2015, Mark has been working as an independent consultant and serving as the Vice Chairman, Board of Directors of Day Kimball Healthcare, Inc. Earlier in his career, Shamber worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young and in the finance department of Reebok International.
As SpartanNash’s CFO and Executive Vice President, Shamber will direct finance, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, internal audit, real estate, and risk management. He will report to SpartanNash’s President and Chief Executive Officer, David Staples.
“We look forward to having Mark join our team,” notes Staples. “Mark’s expertise in the food distribution industry, especially in the natural and organic space and with independent grocers and national chains, as well as his overall M&A prowess make him an excellent fit for SpartanNash and will help drive our future success.”
Staples continued, “Tom Van Hall, a critical member of our finance team for more than fourteen years, has been acting as SpartanNash’s interim CFO since July of 2017. We are most grateful for his contributions and commitment to remaining on board to assist with Mark’s transition.”
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. As of today, SpartanNash currently operates 150 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, VG’s Food and Pharmacy, D&W Fresh Market, Sun Mart, and Family Fresh Market. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.
Tom Van Hall
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