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David Sisk Named President of SpartanNash MDV Military Division

He replaces Kathleen Mahoney, who continues as EVP, chief legal officer
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SpartanNash named David Sisk president of its MDV military division, effective Feb. 3. MDV is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. commissaries. He replaces Kathleen Mahoney, who has held that role since May 2017. Mahoney will continue in her roles of EVP and chief legal officer for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based wholesaler.

“I have been honored to serve as president, MDV, and am proud of what we have accomplished together to serve the military resale channel and, ultimately, our military heroes and their families,” said Mahoney. “I am grateful I was given the opportunity to take on this operational role, and now transition this responsibility to David, who is well-positioned to continue this important work.”

David Sisk

David Sisk

As president of MDV and a SpartanNash SVP, Sisk is responsible for developing, implementing and achieving the strategic policies, goals and objectives of the military division, including profit and loss accountability and strategy development and implementation to meet desired goals and performance. He also will collaborate with cross-functional teams to continue to drive the success and growth of the Defense Commissary Agency’s Freedom’s Choice and HomeBase private label product offerings, which are exclusively distributed by MDV.

Sisk previously was president and chief operating officer of OSCWEBco, overseeing global operations across all military channels, and had a 30-year career with Procter & Gamble, which culminated in his role as customer business development manager for the global military division.

“David’s extensive experience in the military resale channel and leadership skills provide an excellent foundation for his success with SpartanNash,” said Dennis Eidson, interim president and CEO. “We look forward to his contributions, and we also are most grateful for Kathy’s continued and selfless leadership and military expertise serving in her dual role for nearly three years and throughout the past 16 years with the company.”


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