Last updated on July 13th, 2015 at 03:42 pm
US Foods has appointed Pietro Satriano its new president and CEO, effective July 13. Satriano previously held the role of chief merchandising officer. John Lederer, the company’s current president and CEO, will continue as an advisor to US Foods and its board of directors.
“Pietro is a proven leader whose business experience and strategic vision will be perfect for this next phase of US Foods’ evolution,” said Ed Liddy, chairman of US Foods’ board of directors. “We want to thank John for guiding the company through its incredible transformation over the past five years. His passion and dedication have been the driving force in setting the company on its path of becoming a truly great American food company that is perfectly positioned for growth.”
Added Lederer, “It has been a remarkable ride at US Foods and I’m grateful to have led such a talented group of employees. I can say without a doubt that Pietro is absolutely the right person to take this company forward.”
Satriano said, “I am not aware of a company that is more enthusiastic and passionate about serving its customers across America, and I’m honored to be chosen as its new leader. Our focus on bringing innovation and differentiation to the food service marketplace has given us tremendous momentum. I look forward to working with the senior leadership and all of our employees across the organization to fully realize the potential of our ‘Food. Food People. Easy.’ strategy.”
Prior to joining US Foods in 2011, Satriano was president of LoyaltyOne Canada, the company behind AirMiles, Canada’s largest consumer loyalty reward program in which two thirds of households are active. Previously, he was EVP of Loblaw Brands at Loblaw Co. where he was responsible for its complete range of private brands.