GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) announced today that Tom Lee has been named Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, effective May 1. He will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for supply chain management, with a focus on enhancing and expanding the company’s network to support customers’ growth initiatives while improving efficiency and reducing cost. Mr. Lee will oversee SpartanNash’s supply chain, logistics, transportation and inventory management departments, and he will report to Dave Staples, President and COO.
“Tom is a proven leader with a strong track record in supply chain and merchandising functions,” Mr. Staples said. “His experience in instituting strategic supply chain growth and efficiency initiatives will help SpartanNash continue to grow in our wholesale, retail and military segments and build upon existing relationships with our customers.”
From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Lee served as Vice President, Merchandising Operations, U.S. e-Commerce for Walmart. In the role, he built out supply chain and merchandising operational functions for the global e-commerce division, overseeing the planning and replenishment for both owned and drop-ship vendors with more than 10,000 suppliers and 26 million unique SKUs across a $1 billion inventory.
Prior to that, Mr. Lee served as Vice President, Supply Chain Innovations, Global e-Commerce for Walmart. He has also held supply chain leadership positions for Henry Schein and Office Depot and has been a senior-level consultant for both Ernst & Young and KPMG.
Mr. Lee holds a master’s degree in executive managerial business administration from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University.
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 153 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market and SunMart. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to military commissaries in the United States.