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11/27/2022

Flitman named US Foods CEO

Effective Jan. 5, the former Builders FirstSource CEO will sit on the US Foods' board of directors.
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Dave Flitman joins US Foods as CEO one week after leaving Builders FirstSource.

One week removed from a surprising announcement that Dave Flitman had stepped down as president and CEO of Builders FirstSource, the LBM industry’s largest prodealer, the executive has resurfaced as the top executive in another industry.

US Foods, the largest food service distributors in the nation, revealed this morning that it has named Flitman as its new CEO, effective Jan. 5, 2023. Flitman will also serve on the Rosemont, Ill.-based company’s board of directors. 

In a statement issued by US Foods, the company said Flitman brings a wealth of global business leadership, executive management skills and extensive commercial distribution experience, along with significant expertise in operational excellence, supply chain, and general management with more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution across multiple industries, including food distribution.

“After a thoughtful and thorough search for the future leader of our great company, I am thrilled that Dave Flitman will join US Foods as Chief Executive Officer and a member of our talented Board,” said Bob Dutkowsky, executive chairman, US Foods. “Dave is a highly accomplished executive who brings an impressive combination of CEO, supply chain and commercial experience and a proven track record of driving operational excellence, profitable growth, shareholder returns and a people-centric, high-performing culture."

Since April 2021, Flitman has served as president and CEO of Builders FirstSource, the largest U.S. supplier of building products, prefabricated components and value-added services with annual revenues of approximately $23 billion. He also served as president and CEO at BMC Stock Holdings prior to its merger with Builders FirstSource.

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“This is a perfect time to join US Foods,” said Flitman. “It’s an honor and a privilege to lead US Foods into the future, alongside its talented 28,000 associates. I look forward to building on the current momentum the team has built in executing the company’s long-range plan, driving operational excellence, creating value for our customers and shareholders and fostering a culture where associates thrive.”

Flitman brings US Foods a significant background in the food distribution industry. From 2015 to 2018, he was president and CEO of Performance Foodservice, the largest segment of Performance Food Group, a food service distribution company.

In addition to his previous experience as a director of Builders FirstSource and BMC Stock Holdings, Flitman also has been a director since 2017 at Veritiv Corporation, a packaging distribution company, where he is currently a member of the audit and finance committee and chair of the compensation and leadership development committee.

Bob Dutkowsky will become non-executive chairman of the US Foods Board of Directors effective Jan. 5. Andrew Iacobucci, interim CEO, will continue to lead US Foods until Flitman joins the company.

“I want to thank Andrew for his steadfast leadership over the past several months and as we finish the year,” said Dutkowsky. “In his interim role, he drove strong progress in executing our long-range plan as demonstrated in our third-quarter 2022 results."

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