Timothy Connolly has joined US Foods Holding Corp. as executive vice-president and chief supply chain officer. He will report to chairman and CEO Pietro Satriano. Connolly joins the executive team with more than 30 years of experience leading large supply chain organizations, Most recently, he served as senior vice-president of operations at Uline and, before that was the COO at Essendant where he oversaw a network of more than 70 distribution centres. He also spent 10 years managing supply chain operations at Cardinal Health.
Walt Lentz has joined SpartanNash as executive vice-president and president, food distribution. Lentz has 32 years of logistics and supply chain experience in roles of increasing leadership responsibility, including serving from 2017 to 2019 as acting CEO and chief supply chain officer of Peapod LLC, the grocery eCommerce business division of Ahold Delhaize. Lentz will have full responsibility of SpartanNash’s US$4 billion food distribution segment and responsibility for the total company supply chain. Lentz will report to SpartanNash’s president and CEO, David Staples.
James T. Jones
James T. (JT) Jones has joined PPG as vice-president, procurement. Jones joins PPG from Celanese where he was vice-president, global raw material procurement. He also previously worked for Accenture as a senior manager, strategy and business architecture; Hercules, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in sales and sales leadership; and International Paper Corporation, where he began his career in sales. Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.
Michael Wasson, COO of Tosca, is the new chairman of the board of directors for the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA). The RPA Board appointed Wasson to the role of chairman following his service to the organization as vice-chairman. Wasson first joined the RPA Board of Directors in 2018 and was appointed secretary-treasurer of the association later that year. He chaired the Operations & Logistics Committee in 2017. Wasson’s service to industry and professional organizations also includes his current position on the board of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). In his COO role with Tosca, Wasson provides company leadership and direction to all supply chain & plant operations functions. He has over 20 years of broad-based supply chain and operations experience in large size organizations.