C&S Wholesale Grocers Appoints Chris Smith as Chief Supply Chain Officer
KEENE, NH - C&S Wholesale Grocers recently announced the appointment of Chris Smith as Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective October 15, 2018. Smith will lead all Operations and Transportation teams, working across the organization to enhance the customer experience.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the lead supply chain company in the food industry,” said Smith in a company press release. “The expertise of the C&S team is a valuable asset to independently-owned retailers and national supermarket chains, and I look forward to working toward our mutual successes.”
The press release noted that Smith is a seasoned supply chain and distribution executive with a finance background. He brings more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience to his new position. He is joining C&S from McKesson, where he has spent 13 successful years in senior leadership for the U.S. distribution business. Most recently, Smith held the position of SVP of the Northeast region. Prior to McKesson, Smith spent 12 years with The Home Depot in progressive logistics and finance leadership roles.
“Smith is a hands-on leader who believes in supporting and coaching his team,” said Mike Duffy, C&S Chief Executive Officer. “His significant logistics experience and positive approach to leadership will be tremendous assets as we execute on future initiatives.”
C&S welcomes Smith into its lead logistics role, as Peter Fiore, Executive Vice President of Distribution, plans to retire at the end of 2018 following 26 years of dedicated service to the company and more than 40 years in the grocery industry.
Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cancer Support Community of Walnut Creek, CA, and the Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA). He earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Congratulations from all of us at ANUK to Chris on this new role!