Foodservice industry veteran assumes the newly created position on Oct. 15.
Lankford began his foodservice career at S.E. Lankford, Jr. Produce Co., which merged with Sysco in 1981 and became Sysco Eastern Maryland. He held positions in operations, merchandising and sales prior to being named executive vice president in 1987. He was promoted to president of Sysco Eastern Maryland in 1995.
2013 Best In Class Winners
See who FE&S readers named this year’s Best In Class winners. Manufacturers were evaluated for product quality, product value, product design and aesthetics, service and support, sales reps, product inventory and available product information. Click here to see the complete results.