Georgia Dachille

Executive Vice President for Global Supply Chain and Technology

As Executive Vice President for Global Supply Chain and Technology, Georgia Dachille is responsible for Rich’s supply chain and technology strategies, as well as the development of best practices for accelerating collaboration and innovation across the company’s regional businesses and global functions. Part of her role also includes supporting the further growth and expansion of Rich’s Toppings, Creams and Culinary Solutions (TCCS) product portfolio.

A Rich’s associate since 1991, Georgia has always been extensively involved in the company’s international finance operations. Prior to becoming Vice President for Global Supply Chain and Technology, Georgia served as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Development, where she had financial oversight for the company’s five global regions. In that role, she had responsibility for the International Marketing Team, the New Platform Acceleration Team, as well as for global TCCS initiatives.

Georgia received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Canisius College, in Buffalo, in 1987 and earned an MBA from Canisius in 1997. Before joining Rich’s, she spent four years in the Buffalo office of the global professional services firm Ernst & Young, serving as a public accountant and senior auditor.

Committed to helping other women develop their careers, Georgia serves as the co-chair of Rich’s OWN (Our Women’s Network) Advisory Board, which provides a forum for professional development at Rich’s. Within the community, Georgia is a member of the Canisius College Business Advisory Council and a board member of the Girls Education Collaborative. In addition, she is a board member and treasurer for the Aspire Foundation, the fundraising arm of Aspire of WNY, which supports development of innovative, individualized programs for the developmentally disabled and their continual integration into the community. She also has served as a mentor through Say Yes Buffalo, which was created to strengthen the local economy by investing in the education of the city’s future workforce.

A lifelong Buffalo resident, Dachille and husband Bob live in nearby Lancaster, New York. They have two children.

On Strategy

“It’s not enough to have a really good strategy — it’s probably more important to be able to execute well. And that’s where good leadership comes in — to help our associates really understand the strategy. Because if you know what the bigger goal is, you’ll inevitably do a better job of executing against it, even as you have to adapt and make changes.”

On Fit

“We want to create an environment where associates can share different perspectives and what they’re thinking versus just executing — people who bring creativity and new thoughts and ideas and ways of working to the business. At the same time, to bring that together you have to understand the importance of relationships and how to be collaborative, something that’s foundational to Rich’s.”

On Innovation

“As a customer intimate company we’ve gotten very good at developing specific solutions for our customers. But what really helps drive a company for long term success is allocating the time and resources needed to develop the bigger, broader innovations that are going to help our customers grow. And that’s where we now spend more time looking at trends, and finding out what consumers are looking for before they actually ask for it.”