Post Holdings has announced that its president and chief executive officer, Robert Vitale, will be taking an unexpected medical leave of absence.
CEO and president Robert Vitale
In a statement, the company said: “At this time, it is too soon to know the course of treatment and timing of recovery”.
Post’s board of directors has named Jeff Zadoks, currently Post’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, as interim CEO while Vitale is on leave.
William Stiritz, chairman of Post’s board of directors, said: “Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Rob as he recovers. We are grateful to Jeff for stepping in during Rob’s absence.
Post’s operating model and exceptional team of business unit and holding company executives give me great confidence in our ability to maintain the continuity of our business.”
Zadoks has a “long history” with Post and has served in various roles at the company since 2011. Before his role as EVP and COO, Zadoks served for eight years as Post’s EVP and chief financial officer.
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