Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash has named Greg Crane as VP of finance – food distribution. Crane will serve as finance business partner to Bennett Morgan, SVP and chief merchandising officer, and support the food distribution leadership team.
Crane’s role, effective June 6, includes leadership over budgeting, forecasting, monthly results analysis and risk and opportunity assessment activities for the food distribution business. Additionally, he will provide thought leadership and financial guidance on both broad strategic initiatives and day-to-day opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce company operating expenses.
“Our finance department is critical to the success of the company’s mission to deliver the ingredients for a better life,” said Jason Monaco, EVP and chief financial officer. “We’re excited to welcome Greg to our team. His experience leading high-performing teams and developing strategies to improve financial performance and growth will help us achieve our earnings targets and contribute to SpartanNash’s Operational Excellence.”
Crane, a registered CPA, brings more than 15 years of financial and operational experience with skills in financial management, strategic and financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and performance optimization. Most recently, he served as the CFO for GHSP Inc. Before that, he spent nearly six years at Wolverine World Wide in a variety of financial and leadership positions.
Crane holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Miami University. He lives in Grand Rapids with his family.
SpartanNash is a distributor, wholesaler and retailer with a global supply chain network. Its customers span a diverse group of national accounts, independent and chain grocers, e-commerce retailers, U.S. military commissaries and exchanges, and the company’s own brick-and-mortar grocery stores, pharmacies and fuel centers.
SpartanNash distributes grocery and household goods, including fresh produce and its Our Family portfolio of products, to locations in all 50 states, in addition to distributing to the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Djibouti, Korea and Japan. In addition, the company owns and operates 145 supermarkets – primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market. For more information, visit spartannash.com.