Food Service & Agriculture, Human Resources, and Retail

Food distributor names CFO

March 9, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Chris Meyers
Chris Meyers. Courtesy SpartanNash

A local food distributor and retailer has a new chief financial officer.

SpartanNash in Grand Rapids said yesterday that Chris Meyers will assume the CFO role on April 11.

Meyers will replace COO Dave Staples in the position. Staples has acted as interim CFO since last March.

Meyers, the CFO of Naperville, Illinois-based KeHE Distributors, will report to SpartanNash President and CEO Dennis Eidson.

He will direct the treasurer's department and finance, internal audit and risk management segments of the company.

“We look forward to having Chris join the company,” Eidson said. “Chris’ strong leadership skills, record of value creation and knowledge of the food distribution industry lay the foundation for success at SpartanNash. During his tenure at KeHE, revenues grew significantly, and he orchestrated two transforming multi-million-dollar acquisitions.

“Chris’ down-to-earth style combined with his visionary approach to drive results and operational efficiencies are a perfect fit for SpartanNash.”

Meyers background

SpartanNash said Meyers’ current company, KeHE Distributors, is the second-largest natural and organic food wholesaler in North America.

Meyers is a West Michigan native.

He holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in finance strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

He is also a certified public accountant. 

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