In his new role he will provide strategic leadership to Sysco's specialty meat companies and also support the growth of premium protein products at Sysco's broadline distribution companies throughout North America.
Sysco also announced that Jerry R. Pasquale, who is currently senior vice president of Malcolm Meats, will assume the additional role of general manager of that subsidiary. Pasquale, 42, is a 25-year veteran of the foodservice industry, including 22 years at Malcolm Meats, and he will be responsible for day-to-day operations at the Malcolm Meats operations in Toledo, Ohio, and Chicago. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Malcolm, 50, founded Malcolm Meats in 1982 in Northwood, Ohio. Under his tutelage the company's annual sales grew to approximately $27 million when it was acquired by Sysco in 1999. Malcolm Meats is a Certified Angus Beef processor and distributor and is also a leading supplier of pork, lamb, veal and poultry products throughout the Midwest.
In 2002, Sysco expanded the market presence of Malcolm Meats when it opened a second facility in Chicago, for which Malcolm also serves as president. The following year Malcolm assumed the added duties as chairman of Freedman Meats, a Sysco specialty meat subsidiary with four locations in Texas and one in Denver.
A native of Atlanta, Malcolm has a grown son and daughter and he currently resides in Perrysburg, Ohio, with his wife, Aimee, and their three children. They will relocate to the Atlanta area in the near future.