Senior VP Promotion at C&S
S Wholesale Grocers here announced the promotion of Carl G. Wistreich to senior vice president and deputy general counsel, continuing to report to Mark Gross, executive vice president.
In his new position, Wistreich will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day legal affairs for the company. Prior to his promotion, he was vice president and press spokesman for C&S.
Before joining the company, Wistreich was an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, New York, a firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, finance and litigation. Prior to that, he worked as a law clerk for a federal district court judge in Philadelphia.
Townsend Named CEO, United Natural Foods
DAYVILLE, Conn. -- United Natural Foods here last week appointed Steven H. Townsend president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2003. The former CEO and vice chairman of the board, Michael Funk, has been elected chair of the company's board of directors. Thomas Simone, who was a chair of the board, stepped down and will become vice chair of the board.
Townsend will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to his promotion, he was president of United Natural Foods from April 2001 to the present. Previously, he was president of the company's Eastern region, and before that was chief financial officer. He has also served as a member of the company's board of directors since December 2000 and was on the board prior to that until 1998.
RUDDICK NAMES CATO TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ruddick Corp. here elected John P. Derham Cato to its board of directors. Cato is president, vice chairman and chief executive officer of Cato Corp., also located in Charlotte. He serves on the Business Advisory Council for The Belk College of Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as the board of visitors of The McColl School of Business at Queens College. Ruddick operates two subsidiaries, including Harris Teeter, a regional chain of supermarkets throughout the Southeast.