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HOUSTON, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that Ron Phillips will join the company as executive vice president and chief human resources officer, effective May 3, 2021.
“I am very pleased to welcome Ron to Sysco. He is a proven HR executive with more than 25 years of experience and a track record of leading high-performing teams and consistently delivering results and transformative change through people-first strategies,” said Kevin Hourican, Sysco’s president and chief executive officer. “His demonstrated expertise across a broad range of strategic functions, including people strategy development, diversity and inclusion, talent and performance management, culture-building and engagement uniquely position him to lead Sysco’s global HR organization as we continue to transform our company and further position Sysco as the employer of choice."
Most recently, Phillips served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Retail, Omnicare and Enterprise Modernization at CVS Health. Prior to CVS Health, Ron was Chief People Officer for Carnival Cruise Line, where he led the global people strategies for 40,000 shipboard and shoreside employees. Ron also served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for New York Presbyterian Hospital System, where he led the overall HR strategic direction for the hospital system enterprise, which was comprised of seven major hospitals, including two Ivy League medical schools, and representing 23,000 employees.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 57,000 associates, the company operates 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2020 that ended June 27, 2020, the company generated sales of more than $52 billion. Information about our CSR program, including Sysco’s 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, can be found at www.sysco.com/csr2019report.
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