Executive Vice President & President, Foodservice Operations,
Tom Bené became Executive Vice President and President, Foodservice Operations at Houston-based Sysco Corporation on January 1, 2015. He currently has management responsibility for Sysco’s U.S. and international broadline operations, as well as its specialty companies. He also has responsibility for all commercial functions which includes sales, marketing, merchandising and revenue management.
Tom joined Sysco in 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, where he focused on the driving the merchandising, supply chain and quality assurance functions. In 2014, he became Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and was responsible for the company’s entire commercial agenda.
Before Sysco, Tom spent 23 years with PepsiCo in marketing, sales, operations and general management, where he held a broad range of positions of increasing responsibility. Among those roles: President, PepsiCo Foodservice; President, Pepsi-Cola North American Beverages; SVP, Sales and Franchise Development; President, PepsiCo Foods & Beverages, Canada; and Chief Operating Officer, South Beach Beverage Co.
Tom joined PepsiCo in 1989 after working for American Hospital Supply. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas.