A new leader is stepping on the scene at US Foods, as Dave Flitman has been announced as the distributor’s new Chief Executive Officer effective January 5, 2023. Additionally, he will also become a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
“This is a perfect time to join US Foods,” said Flitman. “It’s an honor and a privilege to lead US Foods into the future, alongside its talented 28,000 associates. I look forward to building on the current momentum the team has built in executing the company’s long-range plan, driving operational excellence, creating value for our customers and shareholders, and fostering a culture where associates thrive.”
Flitman brings a wealth of global business leadership, executive management skills, and commercial distribution experience to US Foods, according to a release. He also has significant expertise in operational excellence, supply chain, and general management, with over 35 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution within multiple industries, including food distribution.
Prior to joining US Foods, Flitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Builders FirstSource. Before that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at BMC Stock Holdings prior to the merger of the two companies. From 2015 to 2018, Flitman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Performance Foodservice, the largest segment of Performance Food Group, a U.S. foodservice distribution company.
“After a thoughtful and thorough search for the future leader of our great company, I am thrilled that Dave Flitman will join US Foods as Chief Executive Officer and a member of our talented Board,” said Bob Dutkowsky, Executive Chairman, US Foods. “Dave is a highly accomplished executive who brings an impressive combination of CEO, supply chain, and commercial experience and a proven track record of driving operational excellence, profitable growth, shareholder returns, and a people-centric, high-performing culture. On behalf of our Board, I am delighted to welcome Dave to the US Foods team.”
With a permanent CEO in place, Dutkowsky will become the non-executive Chairman of the US Foods Board of Directors effective January 5, 2023. Andrew Iacobucci, the Interim CEO, will continue to lead US Foods until Flitman joins the company.
“I want to thank Andrew for his steadfast leadership over the past several months and as we finish the year,” added Dutkowsky. “In his interim role, he drove strong progress in executing our long-range plan as demonstrated in our third-quarter 2022 results.”
Congratulations to Dave Flitman on this new leadership role!