Supply chain and logistics veteran Ty Gent has just joined on with US Foods as its new Chief Supply Chain Officer.
With more than three decades under his belt in supply chain and logistics operations, Ty brings knowledge and experience to the US Foods. Previously, he worked for PepsiCo in a number of roles, such as Senior Vice President of Operations for its Central and South America regions, Senior Vice President of Logistics for its North America region.
“Ty joins us with more than 30 years of supply chain leadership experience,” said company President and CEO Pietro Satriano, who Gent will report to directly. “His reputation for delivering strong customer service, productivity improvements and an outstanding safety record will be instrumental in helping us continue to build a best-in-class supply chain.”
As Senior Vice President of Logistics, Gent led the warehouse delivery network for Quaker, Gatorade, and Tropicana, according to a press release, as well as the PepsiCo Transportation network for North America.
With an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration from Kent State University, as well as a long history in the field, Gent will oversee all of US Foods’ warehousing, transportation, and supply chain strategy and operations, plus its safety programs and real estate in this new role.
Deli Market News will report on this newest chapter for US Foods and others in the foodservice industry.