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06/21/2022

SpartanNash Names Calabio As Chief Information Security Officer

The new role will have oversight of the company's information security strategy and compliance.
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Jean-Paul “JP” Calabio
Jean-Paul “JP” Calabio

SpartanNash named Jean-Paul “JP” Calabio as the company’s new vice president, chief information security officer. He previously led SpartanNash’s Information Security team in his role as senior director, CISO.

In this new role, effective June 20, Calabio is in charge of information security strategy, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and enhancing the company’s security posture. In his time at SpartanNash, Calabio formalized the company’s security incident response process, created a governance risk and compliance function to focus on high-risk priorities, expanded vendor risk management capabilities ensuring vendors meet high security requirements, and built an information security governance model to provide additional oversight.

“We interact with a lot of data as a food solutions company — from our products and customers to our associates’ work and contact information,” said Arif Dar, senior vice president and chief information officer. “Keeping all of this data safe is vital to the success of our winning recipe, and I am confident that in his new role, JP will continue to do just that.”

Before joining SpartanNash, Calabio was vice president and CISO at Alorica, and CISO at SC Johnson and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. where he had similar responsibilities. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Mount Mercy University and brought more than 20 years of Information security experience when he was hired by the company last year