As new leaders continue to grace our industry at a rapid and exciting pace, SpartanNash has announced that David Petko has joined its C-suite team as its Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer. Bringing with him over 25 years of valuable supply chain expertise, Petko officially took over this new role on April 12, 2021.
As SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Petko will be responsible for all aspects of SpartanNash’s supply chain management. This includes warehousing, forecasting, planning, sourcing, procurement, inventory control, transportation, logistics, engineering, budgets, and business plans.
Petko will work alongside the retailer’s executive leadership team, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Sarsam, to design and implement strategic plans to strengthen relationships with suppliers. Additionally, he will be responsible for driving efficiencies and cost savings in tandem with growing SpartanNash’s national distribution network.
"David is a results-oriented executive with the energy and passion for challenge and a commitment to enhancing profitability while maintaining a laser focus on customer expectations and building the capabilities of the team," said Sarsam. "This is in direct alignment with our people-first culture and strategic plan. His proven track record of transformational leadership, improved customer and associate satisfaction, and driving top-line sales growth and bottom-line cost savings will be an asset to our organization."
Prior to joining SpartanNash, Petko served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at C&S Wholesale Grocers from 2019 to 2021.
His tenure with the company extends more than 11 years, during which he gained extensive experience in driving operational efficiencies, safety, associate engagement, and innovative problem solving throughout the supply chain.
At C&S, Petko also held the roles of Regional Vice President of Operations, Senior Director ES3/D2S, Director of Operations, and General Manager of two facilities.
Cheers to David Petko as he becomes SpartanNash's newest Chief!