SYSCO Corp. has announced several executive appointments. K. Susan Billiot as assistant vice president of human resources, Christopher K. Davis, previously senior vice president at Nobel / Sysco Food Services Company, as executive vice president of that operation, James W. Ehlers, senior vice president of sales at Sysco Food Services of San Francisco, Inc., as executive vice president of that company, Harry C. Cotros as executive vice president of Sysco Food Services of Houston, LP, a SYSCO subsidiary and Charles A. Hastreiter as assistant vice president of merchandising services.

Kevin McNamara, sales director of J. Kings Food Service Professionals, has been appointed team leader for a new sales initiative, a J. Kings Healthcare Team dedicated to the healthcare market.

J. Kings Food Service Professionals, has announced the hiring of three new food service consultants to assist in the company's expansion. John Robertson, Steve Magliaro and Diane Fennekohl.

Kevin Bruce has been appointed ceo for the Strategic Equipment and Supply Corporation (SESC), one of the largest foodservice equipment and smallwares distributors and fabricators in North America.

Ross Roeder is chairman, president and ceo of Smart & Final Inc., a Los Angeles-based warehouse grocery chain.

Paul Schinner has been promoted to general manager of the St. Louis branch of Bunzl Distribution USA, Inc. and Jeff Firnett has been promoted to general manager of Bunzl Albuquerque.


Alan S. Peppel has been named president and coo of Russel Harrington Cutlery, Inc. Peppel joined the company in 1991 and served as sales and marketing director prior to being named vice president of marketing and administration in 2000.

David J. West has been named to the newly created position of vice president, business planning and development for Hershey Foods Corp. and Don Mastrorocco has been named vice president, quality and regulatory compliance, Hershey Foods Corp.

Tai Foong USA has appointed Mr. Kerry Frye to the position of national foodservice sales manager and Shauna Zuger to the position of national sales manager.

Magline, Inc., manufacturer of Magline route distribution solutions, has appointed Harry Davidson as key
account manager for the company's beer industry accounts.

Vulcan-Hart Co. has announced Rick Galicki, vice president of operations, will assume additional responsibilities for engineering of Vulcan cooking equipment products.


Alice Elliot, founder and ceo of The Elliot Group LLC, is pleased to name Lisa A. Wolf as senior vice president of Elliot Executive Source, Ltd.

Ed Kraus has joined the Leggett & Platt Storage Products Group as executive vice president of marketing.

Curtis Lovelace has joined The Stellar Group as a power and utilities product manager and William French has joined as a process safety management coordinator.

McIntyre and Co. has announced the promotion of Regina Price to school specialist. Krisitn Caputo has joined the sales team and Steve Doran has joined the sales team as a full-time associate.

Bruce Stephan brings eight years of marketing experience to his position in account service at J.T. Mega. Bruce's J.T. Mega account responsibilities include Hormel Foodservice and Michael Foods.


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