US natural food distributor United Natural Foods has announced the appointment of Rick D. Puckett to the positions of vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.

In his new position, Puckett will be responsible for the company’s finance, accounting and treasury functions. Puckett will replace Todd Weintraub, who had served as chief financial officer and treasurer since April 2001, effective 6 January 2003.

Prior to joining United Natural Foods, Puckett worked for four years at Suntory Water Group, where he held several executive positions including chief financial officer, chief information officer, vice president, corporate controller and vice president, business development and planning.