HOUSTON (July 2, 2013 - Globe Newswire)—Sysco Corporation announced that Scott Charlton has joined the company, effective July 15, as senior vice president for Distribution Services. He replaces Fred Lankford, who is retiring after 41 years with Sysco.
"We are pleased Scott Charlton has joined Sysco's leadership team to help us on our path of continuous improvement in warehouse and delivery operations across all Sysco companies," said Mike Green, Sysco executive vice president and group president. "As we thank Fred Lankford for his contributions to Sysco's success throughout the years, we welcome Scott and the capabilities he brings to our team to ensure our warehouse and distribution services support the goal of being our customers' most valued and trusted business partner."
Charlton joins Sysco after serving the past six years as executive vice president at C&S Wholesale Grocers, where he was instrumental in leading and engaging a team that implemented numerous warehouse efficiencies resulting in significant operating expense reductions and new revenue opportunities. Previously, he spent more than two decades at Publix Super Markets, Inc., in roles of increasing leadership responsibility in the areas of distribution, manufacturing, general management and quality assurance. He served as Publix's senior vice president of Manufacturing and Distribution before moving to C&S.
Charlton earned a Bachelor of Science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.