C&S Names Mike Duffy CEO

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C&S Names Mike Duffy CEO


C&S Wholesale Grocers has named Mike Duffy CEO, a role he will assume Jan. 8, 2018.

Duffy will assume leadership responsibility for the company’s strategic development, customer satisfaction and day-to-day operations. This will allow current CEO Rick Cohen to focus on his role of executive chairman of the board, leading the organization’s growth and innovation strategy.

“I have full confidence in Mike’s ability to lead C&S’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 two decades building expertise through his work at Cardinal Health, the Gillette Co., and Procter & Gamble (following its acquisition of Gillette). He has most recently been serving as president of global manufacturing and supply chain at Cardinal.

Currently serving on the board of trustees for the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Duffy previously has been on the board of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and has served as president of the Corporate Advisory Council at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business for its 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.”

Keene, N.H.-based C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. supplies more than 14,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases and institutions with more than 140,000 products.