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SpartanNash hires former UNFI exec

SpartanNash has appointed Mark Shamber as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Sept. 11. Shamber previously served as CFO for United Natural Foods Inc., a specialty and organic food distributor.

Following his departure from UNFI at the end of 2015, Shamber has been working as an independent consultant and serving as the vice chairman, board of directors of Day Kimball Healthcare Inc. Earlier in his career, Shamber worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young and in the finance department of Reebok International.

As SpartanNash's CFO and executive vice president, Shamber will direct finance, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, internal audit, real estate and risk management. He will report to SpartanNash's President and Chief Executive Officer David Staples.

"We look forward to having Mark join our team," Staples said in a press release. "Mark’s expertise in the food distribution industry, especially in the natural and organic space and with independent grocers and national chains, as well as his overall M&A prowess make him an excellent fit for SpartanNash and will help drive our future success.

“Tom Van Hall, a critical member of our finance team for more than 14 years, has been acting as SpartanNash's interim CFO since July of 2017," Staples continued. "We are most grateful for his contributions and commitment to remaining on board to assist with Mark’s transition.”