Davis Named Senior V-P of Contract Sales At Sysco

HOUSTON - Robert J. Davis has been named senior vice president of contract sales at Sysco Corp., the locally-based company announced today.

In this newly-created position, Davis will be responsible for coordinating sales activities with multi-unit customers, emerging chains and healthcare contract businesses for Sysco's broadline, Sygma and specialty company operations. Davis, who is currently president and ceo of Sysco's Charlotte, NC, broadline distribution company, will assume his duties effective Jan. 1, 2005.

Davis, 46, began his Sysco career in 1974 at Sysco/Rome Food Service Inc., the predecessor company to Sysco Food Services of Atlanta, LLC. While at Sysco/Rome he progressed in a variety of sales and management positions before being named executive vice president of the company in 1983 and then president and ceo in 1985.

In 1990 he transferred to Sysco's Asheville, NC, operation as executive vice president, was named president and ceo the following year and in 1997 he was named to his current position at the Charlotte operation. Davis and his wife, Connie, have one son and will relocate to the Houston area in the near future.

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