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Dave Fitman

Effective January 5, Dave Flitman will become US Foods’ chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. US Foods is one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States and a prominent player in the Twin Cities’ market. Andrew Iacobucci, interim CEO, will continue to lead US Foods until Flitman joins the company.

Flitman brings more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution across multiple industries, including food distribution. In addition, he has extensive experience with global business leadership, along with significant expertise in operational excellence and supply chain management.

“This is a perfect time to join US Foods,” Flitman said. “I look forward to building on the current momentum the team has built in executing the company’s long-range plan.”

Previously Flitman served as president and CEO of Builders FirstSource, the largest U.S. supplier of building products, prefabricated components and value-added services with annual revenues of approximately $23 billion. He was president and CEO at BMC Stock Holdings prior to the merger of the two companies.

US Foods will benefit from his significant knowledge and experience in the food distribution industry. From 2015 to 2018, he was president and CEO of Performance Foodservice, the largest segment of Performance Food Group, a U.S. foodservice distribution company.

Other positions include COO and president, USA & Latin America at Univar; senior executive vice president at Nalco; executive vice president and president, Water and Process Services at Ecolab; and president at Allegheny Power. Flitman began his career at DuPont where he spent two decades in various operational, commercial and global business leadership positions.

Since 2017, Flitman has been a director at Veritiv Corporation, a leading packaging distribution company, where he is currently a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and chair of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University.

With a permanent CEO in place, Bob Dutkowsky will become non-executive chairman of the US Foods Board of Directors effective in January.