Post Holdings: President/CEO Vitale Will Take Unexpected Medical Leave of Absence

Nov. 6, 2023
Executive vice president and COO Jeff Zadoks will step in as interim CEO while Robert Vitale recovers from an undisclosed medical condition.

Post Holdings Inc. has announced its president and CEO, Robert V. Vitale, will take an unexpected medical leave of absence. The company further stated in its announcement that, per Post’s emergency succession protocol, the board of directors named the company’s executive vice president and COO, Jeff A. Zadoks, as interim CEO during Vitale’s leave of absence.

The announcement did not shed light on Vitale’s condition nor the length of the leave, saying it was too soon to know the course of treatment and timing of recovery, and sending best wishes to Vitale during his recovery.

Zadoks has served in various roles at Post since 2011; prior to his current role, Zadoks spent eight years as executive vice president and CFO.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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