Salvatore A. Abbate

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Salvatore A. Abbate, Chief Executive Officer

Salvatore A. Abbate is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Veritiv Corporation. Based in Atlanta, GA, Veritiv is a leading North American business-to-business distribution solutions company.


Previously, Sal served as Chief Operating Officer for Veritiv from January 2020 until September 2020 and as Chief Commercial Officer for Veritiv from April 2018 until December 2019.


Prior to that, Sal served as Senior Vice President, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Andersen Windows & Doors, Inc., a leading North American window and door manufacturer, from July 2013 to March 2018. From September 2011 to June 2013, Sal served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Andersen. Preceding that role, Sal served as Vice-President, Global Sales and Marketing for the performance films division of Solutia, Inc., a performance materials and specialty chemical provider which is now part of the Eastman Chemical Company. Sal began his career at Armstrong World Industries, where he spent 15 years in all three of their business units in various roles including sales, marketing, manufacturing and process improvement. Sal has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles in strategy, marketing, sales, distribution, customer service, logistics, manufacturing, and process improvement and earned a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma.


Sal serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Board of Directors for ArcBest (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leading logistics company. Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest from 2012 to 2018. During his tenure, he served as Chair of the Marketing Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee.


Sal has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Northwestern University.