Snyder, 57, joined Sysco as director of management information services at Robert Orr-Sysco in Nashville in 1977. He transferred to the Sysco procurement group in Kansas City, MO, as director of management information services in 1984, and in 1986 he rejoined the Nashville subsidiary as vice president of operations. In 1992 he transferred to the corporate headquarters in Houston as senior director of distribution systems, then advanced to assistant vice president, distribution services in 1995. He returned to the Nashville operation as executive vice president in 1997.
In March of 2006, Snyder moved to the corporate office to assume the role of group president with responsibility for the supply chain area in Sysco