David A. Ciesinski
Director since 2021
David A. Ciesinski is a member of the board of directors for Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG), one of the largest publicly traded water, wastewater and natural gas providers in the U.S., serving approximately 5.5 million people in 10 states.
Ciesinski is president, CEO and director of Lancaster Colony Corporation (Nasdaq: LANC) and president of T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. He joined Lancaster Colony in 2016 as President, COO and Director and was promoted to his current position in 2017.
Ciesinski previously served as executive vice president and president of Kraft’s Meal Solutions division. He is also a 13-year veteran of H.J. Heinz Company, where he was vice president of the company’s U.S. Ketchup franchise from 2006 to 2011 before being appointed as vice president and CMO of its U.S. Consumer Products division. He later became vice president of global business development, leading the transaction to sell H.J. Heinz to an investment consortium consisting of 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway.
Ciesinski is a graduate of West Point and a veteran of the U.S. Army, with service during the first Gulf War in Iraq, where he earned a Bronze Star Medal. He also earned a master’s degree in marketing and finance from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Ciesinski serves as a member of the audit and the corporate governance committees of the board.