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SpartanNash names Meyers new CFO

SpartanNash on Wednesday said that Chris Meyers will become its new CFO, effective April 11. Meyers has been serving in the same role for Naperville, Ill.-based Kehe Distributors, the second largest natural and organic wholesaler in North America.

Chris Meyers
Chris Meyers

As SpartanNash’s CFO and EVP, Meyers will direct finance, the treasurer's department, internal audit, and risk management. He will report to president and CEO Dennis Eidson.

“We look forward to having Chris join the company,” Eidson said. “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.”

Dave Staples has been acting as SpartanNash’s interim CFO since March 1, 2015, when he was appointed COO for the company. Staples joined SpartanNash in 2000, serving as the EVP and CFO since November of 2000. His transition to COO enabled Eidson to focus more of his time on the company's long term strategic plans and potential growth opportunities.

Meyers grew up in West Michigan and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Michigan University and his master’s degree in finance, strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Meyers is a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife Kristen have three children.

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