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UNFI names Giorgio Matteo Tarditi president, CFO

Former GE executive to help accelerate performance, value creation, and customer- and supplier-focused transformation

United Natural Foods, Inc. has named longtime GE executive Giorgio “Matteo” Tarditi as president and chief financial officer, effective April 15. 

He succeeds John W. Howard, UNFI’s current CFO, who will leave the company following a transition period.

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 from 2005 to 2007; in GE Aerospace, where he served as CFO of Avio Aero—GE Aviation from 2013 to 2015; in GE Oil & Gas, where he served as CFO of Drilling and Production from 2010 to 2013; in GE Grid Solutions, where he served as CFO from 2015-2016; in GE Energy Connections, where he served as CFO from 2016 to 2017; in GE Power Services, where he served as CFO in 2018; in GE Renewable Energies, where he served as CFO from 2019 to 2021; and in GE Corporate, where he served as group financial planning and analysis leader from 2021 to present.

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 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.

Providence, RI-based UNFI services 30,000 locations throughout North America, including natural product superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, ecommerce providers, and food service customers. 

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