United Natural Foods (UNFI) has appointed Jack Stahl, a veteran consumer products executive who once served as president and COO of The Coca-Cola Co., to its board of directors.
Stahl is a member of the board and the lead director of Catalent Inc., a contract manufacturing and development company for drugs, biologics and consumer health products since August 2014. Stahl served as president and CEO of Revlon Inc., a multinational cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and personal care company, from 2002 until his retirement in 2006. Prior to joining Revlon, Stahl served as president and COO of The Coca-Cola Co. from 2000-01 after previously serving in various management positions during a tenure with Coca-Cola that began in 1979. Today, Stahl also serves on the board of Advantage Solutions, a provider of technology-enabled sales and marketing business solutions, as well as the U.S. board of advisors of CVC Capital, a private equity firm.
Providence, Rhode Island-based UNFI says Stahl’s appointment is in line with its commitment to bring on additional expertise in areas that serve UNFI’s new strategic objectives following last year’s acquisition of Supervalu.
With the addition of Stahl, UNFI’s board now consists of 10 experienced members.
“Jack’s extensive executive leadership background and significant board experience will make him a valuable addition to our board of directors,” said Steven L. Spinner, UNFI chairman and CEO. “Jack’s proven track record within the food and consumer products industry is unmatched. He is an exceptional addition to our board and will serve our company and shareholders well.”
Stahl holds an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. in economics from Emory University.
UNFI is a food wholesaler serving customers in North America such as natural product superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, e-commerce retailers and foodservice customers.