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US Foods announces new chief supply chain officer

US Foods Holding Corp. announced that Ty Gent has joined the company as chief supply chain officer, reporting to Pietro Satriano, president and chief executive officer. Gent will oversee all warehousing, transportation and supply chain strategy and operations on behalf of the company, as well as safety programs and real estate.

“Ty joins us with more than 30 years of supply chain leadership experience,” Satriano said in a press release. “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.”

Prior to joining US Foods, Gent served as senior vice president of operations for PepsiCo Central and South America regions. He previously served as senior vice president of logistics for PepsiCo North America where he led the warehouse delivery network for Quaker, Gatorade and Tropicana, as well as the PepsiCo Transportation network for North America.

Gent is a graduate of Kent State University where he received both his undergraduate degree in economics as well as his MBA.