Food distributor SpartanNash recently announced the appointment of David W. Sisk as the President of the company’s MDV division—leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. commissaries—based in Norfolk, Virginia. Sisk’s appointment will be effective February 3, 2020.
Kathleen Mahoney previously held the role of President, MDV as well as the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) position since May 2017. Mahoney will continue to serve as Executive Vice President (EVP) and CLO.
“David’s extensive experience in the military resale channel and leadership skills provide an excellent foundation for his success with SpartanNash,” said Dennis Eidson, interim President and Chief Executive Officer, in a press release. “We look forward to his contributions, and we also are most grateful for Kathy’s continued and selfless leadership and military expertise serving in her dual role for nearly three years and throughout the past 16 years with the company.”
In his new role as President, MDV, and as a SpartanNash Senior Vice President, Sisk will play a key role in developing, implementing, and achieving the strategic policies, goals, and objectives of the company’s military division, including profit and loss accountability and strategy development and implementation to meet desired goals and performance. Sisk will also collaborate with cross-functional teams to continue to advance the success and growth of the Defense Commissary Agency’s (DeCA) Freedom’s Choice® and HomeBase™ private label product offerings, which are distributed exclusively by MDV.
Sisk has considerable industry experience, and before joining SpartanNash, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for OSC-WEBco, where he oversaw P&L, worldwide strategic plans, personnel, and global operations across all military divisions, contributing to $1.2 billion in sales across more than 100 retail categories. Throughout his 30-year career with Procter & Gamble, Sisk continuously held roles with increasing responsibilities, culminating in serving as Customer Business Development Manager for the Global Military Division. He has also previously served as Chair of the American Logistics Association (ALA) Board of Directors and is a recipient of the ALA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I have been honored to serve as President, MDV and am proud of what we have accomplished together to serve the military resale channel and, ultimately, our military heroes and their families,” said Mahoney. “I am grateful I was given the opportunity to take on this operational role, and now transition this responsibility to David, who is well-positioned to continue this important work.”
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