US Foods Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team; Dave Flitman Comments
ROSEMONT, IL - Key changes occurred within US Foods' Executive Leadership Team (ELT) as Andrew Iacobucci announced his intent to step down. The Senior Executive Vice President of Field Operations and Chief Commercial Officer will be leaving US Foods to accept a Chief Executive Officer role outside the company. Jim Sturgell will take on the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer as part of this transition, and Randy Taylor will now be the Executive Vice President, Field Operations.
As noted in the release, Iacobucci served as the company’s Interim CEO in 2022 prior to Dave Flitman filling the permanent CEO position in January 2023. With Flitman at the helm, Iacobucci then took on his current role in March 2023. Iacobucci has been with US Foods since 2017.
CEO Flitman commented on the transition.
“We thank Andrew for his leadership, particularly for his service as Interim CEO last year, and wish him much success,” said Flitman. “We have a strong bench of talent here at US Foods. I am confident that Jim and Randy will bring their years of experience, strong track records, and leadership skills to their new appointments and play key roles in driving continued execution against our long-range plan.”
With Iacobucci’s departure, the company has taken the opportunity to flatten its ELT structure.
Jim Sturgell will now be EVP, Chief Commercial Officer responsible for Local Sales, Commercial Excellence, and Merchandising/Marketing. He joined US Foods in 1992 and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Excellence and Local Sales. Sturgell has held various leadership roles within the company including Senior Vice President of Commercial Excellence, Region President, Area President, Division President, Vice President of Sales, Regional Sales Manager, District Sales Manager, and Territory Manager. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Salisbury State University.
Joining Sturgell in the ELT is Taylor, who will take on EVP of Field Operations with P&L responsibility for the company’s Broadline business and Stock Yards.
Taylor has been with US Foods for more than 15 years and served as Regional President Southeast since 2016, where he was responsible for leading the execution of US Foods’ strategy in the region. Prior to that, Taylor was Senior Vice President, Field Operations Deployment. He previously served as Division President, Southern New England, and Vice President, Finance for Manassas, Virginia.
As noted in the release, Taylor earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from James Madison University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
Both executives will report to Flitman as part of his ELT. Click here for more information on these leaders.
Congratulations and best wishes to all on their new journey!