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News | August 12, 2014

Sysco Names Executive Team Following Proposed US Foods Merger

By Staff

Sysco Names Executive Team Following Proposed US Foods Merger

Sysco Corporation last week announced the senior leaders who will guide the company upon completion of its proposed merger with US Foods. It is anticipated that the Sysco Board of Directors will appoint the following officers of the company, upon closing of the merger, to report to Bill DeLaney, Sysco president and chief executive officer:

  • Tom Bene, who joined Sysco in 2013, will lead all of Sysco's domestic and international operations.
  • Scott Charlton, who joined Sysco in 2013, will lead end-to-end supply chain operations, which includes warehousing, inbound and outbound transportation, and replenishment.
  • Chris Kreidler, who joined Sysco in 2009, will lead the finance function, which includes treasury, accounting, and investor relations, as well as the integration activities of Sysco and US Foods.
  • Russell Libby, who joined Sysco in 2007, will lead corporate affairs, including legal, government relations and communications, business development, enterprise risk management, compliance, corporate social responsibility, and workplace safety.
  • Paul Moskowitz, who joined Sysco in 2011, will lead human resources, including talent management, talent acquisition, payroll, and labor relations.
  • Pietro Satriano, who joined US Foods in 2011, will lead merchandising and marketing, which includes product development and innovation, food safety, and quality assurance.
  • Stuart Schuette, a 23-year industry veteran and long-time US Foods executive, will lead sales, which includes the following corporate-managed customers: restaurants, healthcare, travel and leisure, and foodservice management. He will also lead the establishment of a Sales Development & Strategy function for the business and collaborate closely with Tom Bene to effectively transition US Foods' operations and customer base to Sysco.
  • Wayne Shurts, who joined Sysco in 2012, will lead business technology, which includes developing the technology and systems vital to integrate Sysco and US Foods. He will also continue to oversee the deployment of Sysco's enterprise platform and develop additional customer-facing business solutions.

DeLaney said: "Each of these individuals brings to the job a wealth of customer focus, personal commitment, industry knowledge and professional expertise. I look forward to working with this senior team upon completion of the merger as we continue to pursue being our customers' most valued and trusted business partner."

The Federal Trade Commission's review of the Sysco-US Foods proposed merger continues to proceed as expected. It is anticipated that the transaction will close either late in the third quarter or during the fourth quarter of this calendar year.

Biographies of each member of the Sysco leadership team are available at http://bestofbothinfood.com/leadership/.