SpartanNash Names Mike Pahud as Caito Foods' Chief Operating Officer
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Looking to fortify its distribution prowess even further throughout buy-side realms, SpartanNash has just announced a strategic appointment to its leadership at Caito Foods. SpartanNash has promoted Mike Pahud to Chief Operating Officer of Caito Foods.
Pahud has been serving the company as its Chief Financial Officer, according to a press release. Under his new role, he will assume responsibility for sales, procurement, and operations in addition to his already managed coverage of Finance and Information Technology for Caito Foods.
“Mike’s performance and commitment has been a tremendous asset in supporting Caito’s growth and performance improvement over the past several years,” said Bob Kirch, EVP of SpartanNash, and President and CEO of Caito Foods. “He also plays a key role as a member of the SpartanNash-Caito-BRT Integration Management Office (IMO). We look forward to the contributions Mike will make in his new role.”
During his time with the Caito Foods executive team, the company noted that Pahud has led multiple initiatives that were necessary to build sustainable platforms and systems to handle the company’s future growth. Pahud first came to Caito Foods in February 2013 from R. W. Armstrong and Associates.
SpartanNash joined forces with Caito Foods and the logistics business of Blue Ribbon Transport in January of this year. Under the terms of the $217 million acquisition with Caito Foods, SpartanNash gained its produce distribution business, including its fresh cut fruits and vegetables business and the company’s new 118,000-square-foot Fresh Kitchen facility. This USDA-certified plant was specifically designed to process and package fresh-prepared foods.
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