July 18, 2014 |

Performance Food Group names new executive vice president of operations

By Mandy Wolf Detwiler


performance food group EVPRICHMOND, Va. — Performance Food Group, Inc. (PFG) today named Jim Hope to the new role of Executive Vice President of Operations reporting to George Holm, President & CEO.

Among his primary responsibilities, Hope will focus on PFG operations and procurement.  He also will oversee the company’s internal initiative to strengthen operational best practices.

Hope joins PFG after serving in various executive leadership roles during his 26-year career with Sysco Corporation, based in Houston.  He initially joined Sysco’s staff as a Corporate Financial Analyst in 1987.  Hope then served in several financial and sales leadership positions before being named President and CEO of the Kansas City operating company in 2000.

He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2007 and then to Executive Vice President of Business Transformation in 2010, his most recent position before joining PFG.

Hope earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin.  He is a former board trustee of the National Restaurant Association and has played key roles with the United Way in Houston.

About Performance Food Group
Through its leading family of foodservice distributors – Performance FoodserviceVistar and PFG Customized Distribution, Performance Food Group, Inc. (PFG)) delivers over 140,000 national and proprietary-branded food and food-related products to more than 160,000 independent and national chain restaurants, quick-service eateries, pizzerias, theaters, schools, hotels, health care facilities and other institutions.  PFG operates one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets, as well as 67 distribution centers and 11 Merchant’s Mart locations across the United States. The company currently employs more than 11,500 people nationwide.

For more information, visit www.pfgc.com.

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