Carlson Appoints Tony Pellegrin as SVP of Corporate Development

MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson announced the appointment of Tony Pellegrin as senior vice president, corporate development. He will report directly to Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer. Pellegrin will spearhead the corporate development efforts for Carlson as well as lead the strategic planning process.

“We are excited to welcome Tony into a pivotal role in the company as we continue to explore opportunities for strategic options to drive growth,” said Rautio. “He brings us broad experience in strategic, financial, operational and legal matters, and comprehensive experience driving a broad range of strategic transactions and other high-impact initiatives.”

Pellegrin will source and analyze potential acquisitions, partnerships, and joint ventures that align with Carlson’s strategies and seek investment opportunities that support shareholder objectives. He also will be instrumental in formulating long-range strategic plans for the company. Pellegrin will identify opportunities to drive growth as he works closely with the presidents of Carlson’s business units.


Pellegrin joins Carlson from Supervalu Inc., a $36 billion multi-channel retail grocery, supply chain services and third party logistics enterprise, where he served as vice president, corporate development. Prior to his role at Supervalu, Tony served as general counsel of a global business unit of Honeywell International. He was director of corporate development at Federated Direct/Fingerhut Companies, and a corporate/transaction attorney at Chicago’s Rosenberg and Liebentritt, PC/Equity Group Investments, where he represented a private equity group and a range of portfolio companies.