HOUSTON, March 19, 2010 — Sysco Corporation
(NYSE:SYY) announced today that Stephen F. Smith, the company’s
executive vice president, south and west U.S. foodservice operations,
plans to retire effective July 3, 2010, the end of Sysco’s fiscal year.
Beginning with the new fiscal year, Michael W. Green, currently
executive vice president, northeast and north central U.S. foodservice
operations, will assume responsibility for managing all U.S. broadline
activities as executive vice president, foodservice operations.
William J. DeLaney, Sysco’s president and chief executive officer,
said, “We are deeply appreciative of the countless contributions Steve
has brought to our company. We all wish Steve and his wife Jan a long
and happy retirement.”
Smith, 59, will retire following a distinguished 30-year career during
which he led several Sysco operating companies. In 2002, Smith was
named senior vice president of operations, southeast region, and in
2008 was promoted to his current position.
Green, 50, joined Sysco Chicago in 1991 and was named executive vice
president of the Chicago operation the following year. He moved to
Sysco Detroit in 1994 as president and CEO and was promoted to senior
vice president operations, midwest region in 2004. Green assumed his
current responsibilities in 2008. He is a graduate of Purdue
Source: Sysco Corporation