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Lankford to Become Sysco’s Sr. Vice President of Distribution Services

Foodservice industry veteran assumes the newly created position on Oct. 15.

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) named C. Frederick Lankford senior vice president of distribution services, effective Oct. 15. Lankford currently serves as president of Sysco Eastern Maryland.

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.