ROSEMONT, Ill. – US Foods Holding Corp. announced on Nov. 28 that Dave Flitman would become the company’s chief executive officer starting on Jan. 5, 2023.
With the announcement, Flitman was also named a member of the US Foods board of directors. The foodservice distributor said Flitman brings more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution across multiple industries, including food distribution.
“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,” said Bob Dutkowsky, executive chairman of US Foods. “On behalf of our board, I am delighted to welcome Dave to the US Foods team.”
Starting in April 2021, Flitman served as president and CEO of Builders FirstSource, a US supplier of building products, prefabricated components and value-added services. He also played a similar role in BMC Stock Holdings before merging with Builders FirstSource.
From 2015 to 2018, Flitman worked as president and CEO of Performance Foodservice, the largest segment of Performance Food Group, a US foodservice distribution company.
“This is a perfect time to join US Foods,” Flitman said. “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.”
Before working for Performance Foodservice, Flitman served as COO and president for USA & Latin America at Univar. He also worked as senior executive vice president at Nalco, executive vice president and president of Water Process Services at Ecolab and president at Allegheny Power.
Flitman began his career at DuPont, where he spent two decades in numerous operational, commercial and global business leadership positions.