ROSEMONT, ILL. — Steve Guberman has been named chief merchandising officer for US Foods, effective immediately. He succeeds Pietro Satriano, who recently stepped into the position of president and chief executive officer.

Steve Guberman, new chief merchandising officer for US Foods.

The new role changes come in the wake of the terminated $8.2 billion merger agreement between Houston-based Sysco Corp. and US Foods two weeks ago.

Mr. Guberman has been senior vice-president of merchandising and marketing operations for the Rosemont-based company since January 2012.

“Steve has played an integral role in the implementation of all nationally led merchandising strategies and initiatives, and he is very well positioned for success as our chief merchandising officer,” said Pietro Satriano, president and chief executive officer of US Foods. “Steve brings a unique customer-oriented perspective to his role, as he began his career in restaurant management.”

Mr. Guberman joined US Foods in 1991 as part of the Kraft/Alliant Foodservice organization and took the role of president of the US Foods Houston Division in 2006.

“I am very pleased and excited to take on this role as we launch this next phase of US Foods as an even stronger force in the food service industry,” Mr. Guberman said. “I’ve had the chance to meet and talk with our customers, and I know they count on US Foods to provide innovative products and services that help their businesses succeed. I’m grateful to work with such a talented team and am looking forward to building on the foundation of innovation that helps our customers win.”