Food distributor names chief HR officer


Yvonne Trupiano. Courtesy SpartanNash

There’s a new C-suite executive at a local food distributor and retailer.

Grand Rapids-based SpartanNash said this month it has named Yvonne Trupiano as SVP and chief human resources officer.

Trupiano will replace the retiring Jerry Jones on Oct. 3.

She will lead all of SpartanNash’s HR, including talent development, labor relations, compensation, benefits and payroll.

She will report directly to SpartanNash CEO Dennis Eidson.

“Yvonne’s extensive service leading a large, diverse HR team will be a tremendous asset to SpartanNash,” Eidson said.

Eidson added her experience in mergers and acquisitions will be beneficial to SpartanNash as it grows.


Previously, Trupiano was VP of Human Resources at Avis Budget Group.

Trupiano has served in a variety of positions with Avis since she joined the company in 2004.

She played a "key" role in Avis’ acquisitions of ZipCar and Payless Car Rental in 2013.

Trupiano is a graduate of Oakland University and holds an M.S. in human resource administration from Central Michigan University.

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