Empire Company Limited has made executive-level changes that moves Matt Reindel and Michael Vels into new roles with the company.
Effective immediately, Reindel steps into the chief financial officer role previously held by Vels, who is now Empire's chief development officer. Both executives report to CEO and president Michael Medline.
Reindel brought with him years of finance experience when he joined Empire as senior vice-president, finance in 2019. He served as chief financial officer of Nestlé Nutrition North America for six years, and prior to that he was the head of finance for Nestlé Food Services for Asia, Oceania and Africa.
In a press release, Medline said Reindel had been a key player in keeping Project Horizon--the company's ambitious plan to accelerate e-commerce and grow market share--on track and "expertly leads" the Longo's partnership.
"Over the last two years with Empire, Matt has established himself as a strong strategic leader with an ability to execute," said Medline. "His extensive experience in consumer-packaged goods and retail has been integral to our business success."