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Robert Vitale Returns as Post CEO Ending Medical Leave

Jan. 31, 2024
He stepped down temporarily in November to deal with cancer treatment; Jeff Zadoks returns to his chief operating officer role.

Robert Vitale ended his medical leave and resumed duties as president/CEO of Post Holdings on Jan. 30, the company announced.

Vitale took an “unexpected” medical leave on Nov. 6 to deal with a cancer diagnosis. In a brief appearance two weeks later, he said surgery was completed and he was about to start radiation and chemotherapy treatment.

Because he expected that would “wipe out my energy levels for a period of time,” Jeff Zadoks stepped in as interim CEO. Zadoks now steps back into his position as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“I am grateful to my family, my excellent medical team, my colleagues at Post and all who have supported me,” said Vitale. “I am excited and energized about what we will accomplish in 2024 and beyond.”

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.