United Natural Foods, Inc. Names Erin Horvath as Chief Supply Chain Transformation Officer; Sandy Douglas Comments
PROVIDENCE, RI - Erin Horvath has stepped into a new position as she joins the C-suite for United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI). Horvath will be taking on the position of Chief Supply Chain Transformation Officer (CSCTO), a new role that will collaborate across functions to help build UNFI’s transformation agenda and future capabilities, drive value creation for shareholders, and create an improved experience for customers and suppliers.
“UNFI has a tremendous history and foundation in place, coupled with an exciting growth roadmap that is both aggressive and achievable,” said Horvath. “The food industry, like many industries, is experiencing significant change. UNFI’s focus on, and investment in, advancing technologies and transforming operations is a testament to leadership’s commitment to a long-term strategy that will best support customers and suppliers within this evolving landscape.”
Horvath will oversee UNFI’s fulfillment network transformation and lead automation initiatives, including the recently announced automation agreement with Symbotic. Her work will support the company’s long-term strategy, leveraging her 17 years of experience garnered at AmerisourceBergen Corporation. She begins her role on October 17, 2022, and will report to Sandy Douglas, UNFI’s Chief Executive Officer.
During her tenure at AmerisourceBergen, Horvath most recently served as Chief Transformation Officer with a focus on accelerating the company’s high-growth, high-value subsidiaries, strategic partnerships, and mergers and acquisition activities.
According to the release, Horvath holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University and an MBA from Villanova University.
“As we work to be the most valuable partner to our grocery retailer customers, we must continue evolving our supply chain network, leveraging automation, creating new efficiencies and capabilities within our facilities, and using technology, data, and insights to improve our customer experience,” said Douglas. “Erin has a wealth of experience, including a unique combination of strategy execution, operations, customer analytics, and software implementation. Throughout her career, she has successfully worked across teams and departments, and I’m looking forward to seeing how her experience and fresh thinking can best support Mark Bushway, our Chief Supply Chain Officer, and Louis Martin, our Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, as they partner together to drive positive results.”
To read more about Erin Horvath, click here.
Cheers to the start of a new chapter!