White Plains, N.Y.-based Krasdale Foods has promoted chief operating officer Steve Silver to president.

The move is part of the succession plan for the company, according to a news release.

Silver has been with Krasdale for 37 years and, along with his new role, will continue to serve as COO and as a member of the board of directors. He has played a key role as Krasdale has expanded over the years, offering services including grocery distribution, merchandising and marketing.

“Steve is such an important part of our company’s success,” CEO and chairman Charles Krasne said in the release. “He is deeply involved in all aspects of the business and has earned the respect of our employees, customers and partners. I know he is eager to continue to drive future growth for the company.”

Krasdale serves more than 300 independent retailers, including many in the Northeast and Florida.


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