Lahm, currently executive vice president of that company, will assume his new responsibilities on Sept. 5. He succeeds Thomas H. Russell, who was named vice president of Sysco Corp. and chairman and chief executive officer of The Sygma Network, Sysco's chain restaurant distribution subsidiary, in an earlier announcement.
Lahm, 45, began his Sysco career in 1981 as a beverage specialist at the company's Albany, NY, operation. He progressed to marketing associate in 1983, district sales manager in 1985 and was appointed regional sales manager in 1989. In 1995 he joined the Metro New York subsidiary as vice president of territory sales, became senior vice president of territory sales and operations in 1998 and the following year advanced to senior vice president of territory sales and human resources. Lahm was appointed to his current position in 2001.
Lahm is a 1984 recipient of Sysco's Torchbearer award that honors the corporation's top performing marketing associates, and a seven-time winner of the company's Pacesetter honor that recognizes Sysco's top performing district sales managers. A native of Croton Falls, NY, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and business in 1981 from Albany State University. He and his wife Elaine have two daughters and a son and reside in New City, NY.