National food distributor Nash Finch is creating a supply chain management group that will be responsible for the company's warehouse, transportation and procurement operations.
Jeffrey E. Poore will head the new group, after previously serving as head of Nash Finch's military distribution business. Minneapolis-based Nash Finch gets 85 percent of its $4.5 billion in sales from military and wholesale distribution.
A new military distribution unit led by Edward L. Brunot will be formed within the supply chain management group. Brunot came from AmeriCold Logistics and served in the U.S. Army. Nash Finch said it plans to focus aggressively on emerging opportunities for its military distribution business.
In related news, the Fortune 500 company (No. 457 in 2006) announced its CFO will resign her position after an executive search firm has located a replacement. The company also named as chief information officer the former CIO at AmeriCold Logistics; and elevated its interim general counsel to the permanent post.
Nash Finch President and CEO Alec C. Covington said the organizational restructuring and executive appointments will strengthen operations across the company. "With a tighter, more focused organizational structure and a highly qualified team of seasoned professionals who bring unparalleled industry expertise and leadership skills to the company, we can now leverage talent more efficiently to achieve our business goals," he said.