SpartanNash Promotes Jean-Paul Calabio as Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Jun 21st, 2022

Experienced information security professional to enhance company's security posture

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Food solutions company SpartanNash (the "Company") (Nasdaq: SPTN) announced today that Jean-Paul "JP" Calabio has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer.

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SpartanNash Promotes Jean-Paul Calabio as Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

SpartanNash Promotes Jean-Paul Calabio as Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

In this new role, effective June 20, Calabio is now in charge of information security strategy, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and continually enhancing the company's security posture. In his time at SpartanNash, Calabio formalized SpartanNash's security incident response process, created a governance risk and compliance function to focus on high-risk priorities, expanded vendor risk management capabilities ensuring vendors meet high security requirements, and built an information security governance model to provide additional oversight.

"We interact with a lot of data as a food solutions company - from our products and customers to our Associates' work and contact information," said Arif Dar, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "Keeping all of this data safe is vital to the success of our winning recipe, and I am confident that in his new role, JP will continue to do just that."

As Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Calabio will oversee information security governance risk and compliance, IT security operations and incident response, among other responsibilities. He previously led SpartanNash's Information Security team in his role as Senior Director, CISO.

Before joining SpartanNash, Calabio was vice president and CISO at Alorica, and CISO at SC Johnson and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. where he had similar responsibilities. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Mount Mercy University and brought over 20 years of Information Security experience when he was hired by the company last year. Calabio lives with his wife and family in Grand Rapids, Mich.

About SpartanNash

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a food solutions company that delivers the ingredients for a better life. As a distributor, wholesaler and retailer with a global supply chain network, SpartanNash customers span a diverse group of national accounts, independent and chain grocers, e-commerce retailers, U.S. military commissaries and exchanges, and the Company's own brick-and-mortar grocery stores, pharmacies and fuel centers. SpartanNash distributes grocery and household goods, including fresh produce and its Our Family® portfolio of products, to locations in all 50 states, in addition to distributing to the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Djibouti, Korea and Japan. In addition, the Company owns and operates 148 supermarkets - primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin's Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market - and shares its operational insights to drive innovative solutions for SpartanNash food retail customers. Committed to fostering a People First culture, the SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,500 strong and growing. For more information, visit

Caitlin Gardner
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