New Executive Officers and Board Members at US Foods
US Foods Holding Corp., one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States with nearly 25,000 employees and sales of approximately $23 billion per year, has named several new officers to its executive team, as well as two new members to the board of directors.
Andrew Iacobucci assumed the post of chief merchandising officer on January 23. He will oversee category management, procurement, product innovation and food safety, as well as marketing efforts for the Rosemont, Illinois-headquartered company.
Iacobucci was previously employed as executive vice president of merchandising for the Ahold USA retail chain, where he led all facets of its merchandising operations in the United States. Prior to joining Ahold he spent 10 years at Loblaw Companies Limited, a leading Canadian food retailer, serving in several senior roles including president of the company’s discount supermarket business.
Dirk J. Locascio will assume the role of chief financial officer on February 6, reporting to President and CEO Pietro Satriano. Locascio has been engaged in a variety of finance and accounting leadership positions with the company since 2009, and played an integral role in the development of the its long-range strategic plan. He currently serves as senior vice president in charge of financial accounting and analysis.
Kristin M. Coleman will come on board as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer, effective February 1. She will oversee all legal and compliance matters, as well as support the board of directors in corporate governance matters. Coleman previously worked as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Sears Holdings Corporation.
Meanwhile, the board has elected two new independent directors, Robert Dutkowsky and Carl Andrew Pforzheimer, who will begin service on February 11.
Dutkowsky is the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Tech Data Corporation (TDC), one of the world’s largest technology distributors. Prior to joining TDC in 2006, he was president, ceo and chairman of Egenera, Inc., a provider of data server infrastructure solutions.
Pforzheimer is the chairman of Barteca Holdings, LLC, the successor organization to Barcelona Restaurants created in 2012, which he co-founded in 1995. Pforzheimer was the original food editor for Martha Stewart Living magazine, and currently serves as a director of Hickory Tavern, LLC, a privately held restaurant group based in Charlotte, North Caroline, and as a member of the education policy committee at the Culinary Institute of America.