Sysco Names Foodservice Operations Leaders
OREANDA-NEWS. Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today named three highly experienced executives to new leadership roles in foodservice operations, effective at the beginning of its new fiscal year on July 3, 2016.
Greg Bertrand has been named senior vice president-U.S. foodservice operations with responsibility for all of Sysco’s U.S. broadline operating companies. Scott Sonnemaker has been named senior vice president-international foodservice operations-Americas with responsibility for Sysco Canada, Bahamas Foodservices, International Food Group and Sysco’s joint ventures with Mayca Distributors in Costa Rica and Pacific Star Foodservice in Mexico. Bill Goetz has been named senior vice president-sales and marketing with responsibility for Sysco’s sales and marketing organizations.
“As we sharpen our focus on helping our customers profitably grow their businesses, we are very fortunate to have three highly capable Sysco leaders ready to take on broader responsibilities in foodservice operations,” said Tom Ben?, president and chief operating officer of Sysco. “I’m confident that Greg, Scott and Bill have the experience and expertise to help us accelerate our current business momentum and strengthen our operations in the U.S. and international markets.”
Bertrand, Sonnemaker and Goetz will continue to report to Ben? in their new roles.
Bertrand brings more than 25 years of Sysco experience to his new role, including a succession of senior foodservice operations positions such as president-Sysco Eastern Wisconsin, president-Sysco Chicago, market vice president-Midwest and, most recently, senior vice president-foodservice operations-West.
Sonnemaker also brings a wealth of Sysco experience to his new position with more than 20 years of service in a variety of sales, marketing and foodservice operations roles. Sonnemaker has served as president and chief executive officer-Sysco Portland, senior vice president-foodservice operations-West region and, most recently, senior vice president-sales and chief customer officer.
Goetz, who joined Sysco in 2012 as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, is also a highly experienced business-to-business marketer and sales leader. He previously served as vice president, corporate marketing, and vice president, international marketing, at ECOLAB Corporation; and vice president and chief marketing officer, and president and chief operations officer, global accounts and strategic markets, at Cintas Corporation, a position he held until joining Sysco.