C&S Wholesale Grocers Appoints Mike Duffy CEO

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KEENE, N.H. — C&S Wholesale Grocers has appointed Mike Duffy as chief executive officer, effective January 8, 2018.

In this capacity, Duffy will assume leadership responsibility for C&S’ strategic development, customer satisfaction and day-to-day operations.

Following the appointment, Rick Cohen, C&S’ current CEO, will focus on his role as executive chairman of the board, leading the organization’s growth and innovation strategy, the company said.

“I have full confidence in Mike’s ability to lead C&S’ continued journey as the leading supply chain company in the food industry,” Cohen said. “He brings with him world-class leadership and commercial skills and is an experienced operator with supply chain capabilities in procurement, warehouse management, logistics and distribution. I look forward to working closely with him, as we continue to provide exceptional service to our customers and valuable career opportunities to our employees.”

Duffy has spent more than 20 years building expertise through his work with Cardinal Health, Gillette Co. and Procter & Gamble Co. (following its acquisition of Gillette). Most recently he has been serving as president of global manufacturing and supply chain at Cardinal Health. Duffy earned both a bachelor’s degree in operations research and a master’s degree in transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the board of trustees for the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio, has previously been on the board of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and served as president of the corporate advisory council at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business (Master of Supply Chain Management Program).

“I am honored to be joining the C&S team to continue and to build upon the impressive legacy of this organization,” Duffy said. “As I have gotten to know Rick and the leadership team, I understand the significant strengths that C&S offers to the industry, and I am excited to partner with the entire organization in driving the future success of the company.”



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