US Foods Appoints Marla Gottschalk and Quentin Roach to Board of Directors; Robert M. Dutkowsky Comments

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Tue. March 29th, 2022 - by Jenna Plasterer

ROSEMONT, IL - US Foods is continuing to evolve its strategic growth plans, this time with the appointment of two new independent Directors. As its 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders approaches, the distributor has appointed Marla Gottschalk and Quentin Roach to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The company also announced that John Lederer will be retiring from the Board.

Marla Gottschalk, Board of Directors, US FoodsGottschalk comes to US Foods as an accomplished Executive with over 25 years of experience in consumer products, a press release stated. Most recently, she served as Chief Executive Officer of The Pampered Chef from 2006–2013 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2003–2006.

Prior to that, Gottschalk held a variety of senior roles at Kraft Foods, including Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Investor Relations and Vice President of Marketing and Strategy of the Kraft Cheese Division.

US Foods has appointed Marla Gottschalk and Quentin Roach to its Board of Directors, effective immediately

Through all of these experiences, she has strong strategic, financial, and governance expertise.

Quentin Roach, Board of Directors, US FoodsJoining the Board as well, Roach brings over two decades of global supply chain leadership experience to the team. Before joining Mondelēz International, Roach served as Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Supplier Management and Workplace Enterprise Services at Merck & Co.

Roach has expertise in supplier relationship management, sourcing strategies, and material procurement, as well as governance experience, gained as an independent director on the Board of ARMADA Supply Chain Solutions.

Robert Dutkowsky, Chairman of the Board, US Foods (Photo credit: Tampa Bay Business Journal)“We believe that our Board, including the new additions announced today, collectively possess the right combination of relevant industry experience, expertise, and fresh perspectives to oversee our management team’s execution of the Company’s strategy, which we are confident will deliver significant value to all shareholders,” said Robert M. Dutkowsky, Chairman of the Board. “On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to thank John for his valuable contributions to the Board and the Company over the years. We are fortunate to have benefitted from his leadership and guidance and are incredibly grateful for all he has done for US Foods.”

As another piece of the Board’s refreshment process, John Lederer, former Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2010, will not stand for re-election at the 2022 Annual Meeting.

In addition to these appointments, the distributor has revealed that John Lederer, former Chief Executive Officer and Director, will be retiring

To read more about US Foods’ strategic growth plans, click here.

Congratulations to these two new Directors as they join the US Foods Board!

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