Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash has promoted Jean-Paul “JP” Calabio to the position of VP and chief information security officer.
In this new role, Calabio is in charge of information security strategy, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and continually enhancing the company’s security posture. In his time at SpartanNash, Calabio formalized SpartanNash’s security incident response process, created a governance risk and compliance function to focus on high-risk priorities, expanded vendor risk management capabilities ensuring vendors meet high security requirements and built an information security governance model to provide additional oversight.
“We interact with a lot of data as a food solutions company – from our products and customers to our associates’ work and contact information,” said Arif Dar, SVP and chief information officer. “Keeping all of this data safe is vital to the success of our winning recipe, and I am confident that in his new role, JP will continue to do just that.”
As VP and chief information security officer, Calabio will oversee information security governance risk and compliance, IT security operations and incident response. He previously led SpartanNash’s Information Security team in his role as senior director, CISO.
Before joining SpartanNash, Calabio was VP and CISO at Alorica, and CISO at SC Johnson and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. where he had similar responsibilities. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from Mount Mercy University and brought more than 20 years of information security experience when he was hired by the company last year.
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.