CEO & Chairman of the Board
United Natural Foods, Inc.
Tuesday, September 29,
“Supply Chain Resiliency“
A Conversation With Steve Spinner and Denny Belcastro.
Steven L. Spinner has served as Chairman of UNFI, Inc. since October 2016 and Chief Executive Officer since September 2008. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since September 2008.
Prior to joining the Company in September 2008, Steven served as a director and as Chief Executive Officer of Performance Food Group Company (“PFG”) from October 2006 to May 2008, when PFG was acquired by affiliates of The Blackstone Group and Wellspring Capital Management. He previously served as PFG’s President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in May 2005. He served as PFG’s Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer – Broadline Division from February 2002 to May 2005 and as PFG’s Broadline Division President from August 2001 to February 2002.
Performance Food Group acquired Mr. Spinner’s company in 1997.
Steven is also the Lead Director on the Board of Directors for Arkansas Best Corporation, a public company and the parent of ABF Freight System, Inc., since July 2011.
His extensive experience in the wholesale food distribution business, including most recently having served as the president and chief executive office of one the largest publicly traded foodservice distribution business in the United States, brings valuable insight to the Board beyond the knowledge and insight he brings from being our president and chief executive officer.