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CEO (or equivalent):  Steven Spinner, CEO and presidentNumber of employees: 7,796

Points-for-pounds shrinking employees

Day to day, United Natural Foods Inc. strives to emphasize the importance of overall well-being. By partnering with Bravo Wellness, UNFI has helped its...
HEALTHY CHOICES: CVS Health Senior Consultant for Wellness Sheri Pensinger takes advantage of the seasonally changing, fresh offerings at a company cafeteria, part of a large set of programs designed to encourage health and well-being. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Health is more than a name

CEO (or equivalent): Larry J. Merlo, CEO and president Number of employees: 139,919 In college, Andy Danesi was a runner – avidly participating in cross country...
HEALTHY AT HEART: Joanne Dwyer's efforts to advance CVS Health's philanthropic goals have an impact on communities across the country. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

From R.I., a national impact

CVS Health Corp. is committed to advancing the physical and mental wellness of its millions of customers across the country. Joanne Dwyer, in turn,...
TRAIN AND PREPARE: Ashley Sadlier, director of the Rhode Island Skilled Pediatrics and Adult Nursing Office for BAYADA Home Health Care, works to provide the correct training for the agency's employees. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Leader in home care training

Thinking on your feet is a fundamental requirement for a nurse. Emphasizing this, Ashley Sadlier has worked tirelessly to ensure that RNs and LPNs working...
UPDATED FOR TODAY'S WORKPLACE: Peirre LaPerriere, center, Gilbane Building Co.'s senior vice president, corporate director of human resources, has transformed the company HR function into a tool to support growth for the company and its workers. With him are intern Alia Sasa and Tim Grace, communications specialist. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Building superior systems, company

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, PRIVATE COMPANY When Pierre LaPerriere first joined the human resources department at Gilbane Building Co., he faced a daunting bank of...
A REWARDING TEAM APPROACH: June Landry, second from right, principal and chief marketing officer for Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., says she learns something new every day from her team, which includes from left, Kathleen Leavenworth, Katherine Trifero and Ashley Brown. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Marketing with drive, creativity

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, PRIVATE COMPANY The word "dedicated" doesn't quite describe it. June Landry works tirelessly and "lives and breathes" her job, according to...
GOOD RESULTS: Craig Melucci, right, executive vice president of Hope Valley Industries, and Fredy Menendez, lead process manager, check out an all-weather Honda Civic floor mat that just came off the Haitian MA4700 injection molding machine at Hope Valley Industries in North Kingstown. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Investments in equipment and people pay off

For Hope Valley Industries, investment in success has paid off. The North Kingstown-headquartered manufacturer has been owned and operated by the Melucci family since 2002....
QUALITY CHECK: Al Greer, president and COO of Life Wear Technologies, examines boxes of the  CryoMAX eight-hour cold pack as they come down a line in North Kingstown. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Innovation, development and a strong core product

With its innovative, patented line of products and a targeted, future-focused strategy, Life Wear Technologies LLC is – and has been – on a...
KEY PARTS OF A WHOLE: From left, account manager Taylor Kenney, production manager Jesse Godin and Custom Design Vice President Adam Dias are seen at the North Kingstown company. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Diversification keeps N.K. firm on road to success

Point-of-sale advertising is all about getting noticed. It may sound like a simple concept, but it requires just the right combination of imaging, placement...
MUCH MORE THAN A LAB: Computational tools along with pioneering lab work have helped EpiVax thrive in an often difficult funding environment and made the work of Clifford Grimm, left, managing director, and William Martin, chief operating and chief information officer, challenging and rewarding. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

EpiVax accelerating innovation, growth

Seventeen years ago EpiVax Inc. spun out of a laboratory at Brown University – a high-risk but high-reward company whose founders had made an...

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