Pat Mulhern, executive vice president of Vistar, said, "We are fortunate to have Ron joining us in this role. He will further accelerate the organization's development of quality supplier relationships. He has 18 years of experience in sales, procurement, and merchandising in foodservice and his reputation with customers and suppliers is impeccable. We are excited to have him in this new capacity and his leadership will also help us continue to accelerate the growth of our foodservice business."
The related functions for Vistar's specialty distribution business (vending, office coffee, theatre and concessions) will continue under the leadership of Pat Hagerty, vice president of merchandising - specialty markets.