Imperial Dade, a fast-growing foodservice packaging and janitorial supply company based in Jersey City, announced Jan. 5 that Scott Crocco will join the company as chief financial officer, effective Jan. 18.
Crocco succeeds Chris Dirx, who resigned for family-related health issues but will stay on to ensure a smooth transition, the company said.
The new CFO will report to Imperial Dade Chief Executive Officer Jason Tillis and be responsible for the company’s finances, overseeing the areas of accounting, financial planning and analysis, and tax.
“Scott brings with him a customer-centric mindset along with a wealth of experience with world-class distribution businesses, and we are delighted to have someone of his caliber step into the CFO role,” Imperial Dade Chairman Robert Tillis said in a statement.
Crocco brings more than 30 years of finance and corporate leadership experience to the company. Most recently, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Air Products and Chemicals Inc., based in Allentown, Pa. According to his LinkedIn profile, Crocco was with that company for more than 31 years.
According to LinkedIn, Crocco earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management.
“Under Robert and Jason’s leadership, Imperial Dade has grown into a national leader, and I look forward to advancing their vision from a financial and strategic planning perspective as Imperial Dade continues to build out its industry-leading platform and delivering a differentiated experience to its customers,” Crocco added.
Under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, who acquired the company in 2007, Imperial Dade has made nearly 60 acquisitions.