Berg, who had been executive vice president of the Sysco subsidiary, assumes his new position immediately. He succeeds Frank J. Hamel, the founder of Asian Foods, with locations in St. Paul, MN, and Hampshire, IL, who is retiring.
Berg, 48, joined Asian Foods in 1999 as vice president of strategic initiatives and general counsel and was promoted to vice president and chief operating officer in 2001. Sysco acquired the company in 2002, and in 2003 Berg was named executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Asian Foods, Berg served as an attorney for the St. Paul-based law firm of Briggs and Morgan, P.A., where he was named a partner in 1989.
Berg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1980 from Northwestern University, located in Evanston, IL. In 1983, he was awarded a juris doctor (JD) degree from the University of Minnesota, in St. Paul. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in St. Paul with their three children.
"We are very grateful to Frank Hamel for having led the company since it was acquired by Sysco in 2002 and for his many valuable contributions. We wish him the best for his retirement," said Richard J. Schnieders, Sysco chairman, ceo and president. "Looking forward, we are pleased to welcome Kevin whose expertise and experience will be instrumental as we continue to market our unique product lines through Asian Foods."