Mr. Richard J. Schnieders is an Independent Director of United Natural Foods Inc. since February 2 2012. Mr. Schnieders has served as a member of the Board since February 2012. Mr. Schnieders is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Schnieders served as a director of Sysco Corporationrationration from July 1997 through June 2009 including as executive Chairman of the Board from January 2003 through June 2009. Mr. Schnieders also previously served as Sysco Chief Executive Officer from January 2003 through March 2009. Prior to that role Mr. Schnieders served as Sysco Chief Operating Officer beginning in January 2000 and as President beginning in July 2000 each through December 2002. Mr. Schnieders also served as President from July 2005 until he stepped down from that position on July 1 2007. Since 2009 Mr. Schnieders has focused on sustainable solutions that increase access to fresh food provide nutritional education and empower local communities and recently cofounded a new venture to provide healthy affordable food to underserved communities. Mr. Schnieders experience including as Chief Executive Officer of Sysco allows him to provide the Board essential insight and guidance into the operations of another wholesale food distributor. In addition his recent work on sustainability and food quality help the Board maintain its focus on our core values including our sustainability goals.
Age: 64 Director Since 2012