Dutch retail giant Ahold has announced several managerial appointments at its US Foodservice unit, which was at the centre of last year’s accounting scandal.

Ahold said Robert Aiken has been appointed executive vice president of strategy and governance. Previously Aiken was president of Metz Baking Company and Milwaukee Sign Company.

Garry Brown has been appointed senior vice president of procurement. Brown has been a procurement consultant for A.T. Kearney and, more recently, Alix Partners.

David Eberhardt has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel. Eberhardt previously held the position of deputy general counsel for US Foodservice.

Robert Fishbune has been appointed chief financial officer. Previously he served as CFO of Specialty Foods Corporation.

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David McNally has been appointed chief information officer. McNally has previously held the position of information systems principal at Alix Partners.

Ann Weiser has been appointed chief human resource officer. Weiser was formerly the executive vice president of human resources for Ahold’s Giant-Landover division.

The new managers will be part of the subsidiary’s new leadership team led by CEO Lawrence Benjamin.

Ahold also announced the reorganisation of US Foodservice’s field operations. The subsidiary has established seven distinct units: four geographical units (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West), a chain operations unit, a national accounts sales unit and a specialty operations unit consisting of the company’s specialty distribution businesses (StockYards, Construction & Design, Next Day Gourmet and Sofco).

“Putting this new leadership team and organisational structure in place means that we have reached another important milestone at US Foodservice in our ‘Road to Recovery’. I am confident that these changes will help the company restore its competitive strength,” said Ahold CEO Anders Moberg.