HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY), North America's largest foodservice marketer and distributor, announced today that Scott W. Concelman has been named executive vice president of Sysco Food Services of Central Florida, Inc., a broadline foodservice distribution subsidiary located in Ocoee, Florida. Currently he serves as senior vice president of merchandising and marketing for that operation, and will assume his new role effective January 1, 2007.
Mr. Concelman, 46, began his SYSCO career in 1990 as a specialist in supplies and equipment for the corporation's Houston operation, then progressed to senior merchandiser of non foods at the Arkansas operating company in 1993. In 1996 he transferred to the Central Florida subsidiary as senior merchandiser of non foods. He was promoted to director of merchandising in 1999, vice president of merchandising in 2001 and assumed his current position in 2006. During his tenure with SYSCO, he has been a member of the Merchandising Advisory Council and the Strategy Sourcing Initiative.
Mr. Concelman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Houston, Texas. He earned a bachelor of business administration in 1983 from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He and his wife Tara have two children and reside in Apopka, Florida.
Sysco Food Services of Central Florida, Inc. provides products and services to foodservice operations, including restaurants, country clubs, healthcare and educational institutions, lodging establishments, business and industry locations and other foodservice operations throughout the central Florida area.
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. For the fiscal year 2006 that ended July 1, 2006, the company generated $32.6 billion in sales. For more information about SYSCO visit the company's Internet home page at www.sysco.com.
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