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Salvatore A. Abbate

Salvatore A. Abbate, Chief Operating Officer

Sal is Chief Operating Officer for Veritiv. In this role, he is responsible for all Packaging and Facility Solutions commercial operations including sales and commercial excellence, as well as responsibility for Developing Businesses, Veritiv Canada, and all Veritiv supply chain operations.



Sal joined Veritiv in 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Veritiv, responsible for the Enterprise Strategy, Category Management - which included marketing and sourcing, and process excellence for the commercial functions, including sales operations, sales training, sales compensation, and pricing. Additionally, Sal was responsible for developing a center of excellence for master data with the goal of standardizing and improving overall data quality to generate more meaningful analytics, insights and process improvements.



Prior to joining Veritiv, Sal served as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Andersen Windows & Doors, Inc. where he was responsible for the marketing, sales, product development, customer service, logistics and field service organizations.


Sal also served as Vice President – Global Sales and Marketing for the Performance Films Division of Solutia, Inc. which is now part of the Eastman Chemical company. He began his career with 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. He 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.


He has an MBA from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.