Wagenaar, who joined Sysco from Eagle Global Logistics in Houston, where he served as vice president, IT services, assumes his new position effective immediately.
In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the planning, design, monitoring and management for the efforts of the technical infrastructure functions and applications development across the company.
Wagenaar, 50, began his career in information technology in 1979 as a field engineer at Nixdorf Computers in the Netherlands. In 1985, he moved to Canada where he continued to work for Nixdorf as a systems engineer in Calgary, Alberta. Following IT positions in several other companies, Wagenaar joined Westcoast Gas Services as manager, IT. After the company was acquired by Engage Energy, he was promoted to director of IT and infrastructure in 1997. In 2001, he assumed a new role at El Paso Corp. in Houston as director of technology and information services.
Wagenaar was born and raised in The Netherlands and earned a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, in 1976. In addition, he earned a certificate as a business programmer/analyst (S.A.I.T.) in Calgary, Alberta, in 1985. He and his wife Jane reside in Missouri City, TX with their two daughters.