By Michael Dabaie
Sysco said Tom Bene will step down as president and chief executive effective Jan. 31.
The foodservice distribution company's board named Kevin Hourican as new president and CEO starting Feb. 1.
Mr. Hourican most recently was as executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy.
Mr. Bene will stay on with Sysco as an executive advisor until March 1.
The board also elected lead independent director Ed Shirley as executive chair, replacing Mr. Bene, and Brad Halverson has been elected as the new lead independent director.
"While Sysco's performance has improved steadily the last few years, the board believes that the senior leadership changes announced today will enable the Company to accelerate performance, fully capitalize on its scale advantages and drive meaningful operating improvements," Sysco said.
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