BYRON CENTER — Grocery distribution and retail company SpartanNash Inc. (Nasdaq: SPTN) has named Chris Meyers its new CFO, effective April 11.
Meyers joins the company from Naperville, Ill.-based natural and organic food wholesaler KeHE Distributors, according to a statement.
Meyers, a West Michigan native, will replace Dave Staples, the company’s interim CFO, who has been appointed chief operating officer.
“We look forward to having Chris join the company,” SpartanNash CEO Dennis Eidson said in a statement. “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, a certified CPA, grew up in West Michigan, receiving a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in finance and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.