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KEENE, N.H. -- C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. said yesterday that it named Chris Kreidler e.v.p. and c.f.o. Kreidler spent 11 years at YUM! Brands, Inc., parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, A&W All-American Food Restaurants, and Long John Silver's.
At YUM, Kreidleer held roles of increasing responsibility in the area of finance, serving for the past two years as s.v.p., corporate strategy/treasurer. In that capacity he oversaw all relationships with the company's full portfolio of banking partners and lenders, corporate and capital strategy and planning, risk management, leadership on initiatives in new store development, due diligence of multibillion-dollar acquisition opportunities, and achieving the company's second credit rating upgrade in two years.
C&S provides distribution services to grocery chains and independent stores, delivering to more than 5,000 locations from its distribution centers in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vermont.