Who We Are

Lou Arace

Chief Operating Officer (COO)


Lou Arace joined 8th Avenue Food & Provisions in August 2023 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to joining 8th Avenue, Lou held senior operating roles in various public and private equity-backed organizations where he led transformational efforts to improve customer service delivery, growth, and profitability. He has over 30 year’s experience in global supply chain and operating model transformation across various industries including food, pharmaceutical, automotive, industrial, and technology.

Throughout his career, Lou has used his core expertise in supply chain, lean manufacturing, and organizational development to improve business performance by maximizing customer experience and supply chain performance. He delivers this by working closely with team members, leaders, and partners to align performance across the entire end-to-end supply chain. Lou earned his MBA from The Pennsylvania State University and his B.S. from Messiah College. He has also been a frequent lecturer at the Supply Chain Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech University.

Arrow Deepashri Khare

Deepashri Khare

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Arrow Mike Petrie

Mike Petrie

General Manager of Pasta

Arrow Julie Burns

Julie Burns

General Manager of Healthy Snacks & Nut Butters

Arrow Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Chief Financial Officer

Arrow Marcel Tayssoun

Marcel Tayssoun

SVP Information Technology

Arrow John P. Lavey

John P. Lavey

General Counsel

Arrow Scott McNair

Scott McNair

President and CEO

Our Future


We are building a performance-based culture and investing in people and talent. We respect the contributions and ideas of all of our associates, and we support personal and professional growth.

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