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United Natural Foods, Inc. Names Giorgio Matteo Tarditi President and CFO; Sandy Douglas Comments

United Natural Foods, Inc. Names Giorgio Matteo Tarditi President and CFO; Sandy Douglas Comments

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

Leadership changes abound, and United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is one of the latest companies to announce an appointment. Recently, the distributor named Giorgio “Matteo” Tarditi as its new President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 15. He succeeds John W. Howard, who will depart following a transitional period.

Giorgio “Matteo” Tarditi, President and Chief Financial Officer, United Natural Foods, Inc.“I am thrilled to join UNFI’s talented team, renowned for its customer-centric and collaborative culture,” said Tarditi. “I am excited by the opportunity to contribute to the mission of feeding families across North America and to support the customer- and supplier-driven strategy and transformation plan for the company. I look forward to leading the finance organization and partnering with the people who make UNFI the market leader and a company that delivers profitable growth and value creation for shareholders.”

In his new role, Tarditi will oversee corporate finance, treasury, strategy, financial planning and analysis, tax, accounting, investor relations, risk management, and shared services, a press release stated.

Giorgio “Matteo” Tarditi was named President and Chief Financial Officer of United Natural Foods, Inc.

Tarditi began his career with GE in 1997 and held positions of increasing responsibility in Healthcare, where he served as CFO of GE Healthcare Japan; in GE Aerospace as CFO of Avio Aero—GE Aviation; in GE Renewable Energies as CFO; in GE Corporate as Group Financial Planning and Analysis Leader; and more.

A frequent speaker on global leadership, turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, and talent motivation, Tarditi holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and Business Administration from Universita Bocconi in Milan, Italy.

Sandy Douglas, Chief Executive Officer and President, United Natural Foods, Inc.“Matteo is a proven executive who, over the course of his more than 26 years at GE, served as CFO for seven business units […],” said Sandy Douglas, Chief Executive Officer and President. “His deep financial expertise and knowledge of these businesses enabled him to successfully drive operational excellence, efficiency, and increased productivity in complex transformations and M&A integrations.”

Douglas continued, stating, “We also want to thank John Howard for his years of dedicated service and leadership. John played an instrumental role in the integration efforts following the 2018 SUPERVALU acquisition and in helping UNFI navigate the challenges of the global pandemic. I have greatly appreciated his counsel since I joined UNFI.”

For more from the press release, click here.

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