Your Local Partner. Your Local Partner. Sysco Detroit is the leader in selling, marketing and distributing food Sysco Detroit is the leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare facilities, lodging establishments, products to restaurants, healthcare facilities, lodging establishments, schools and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Our schools and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Our 37-acre facility in Canton, Michigan, includes a 500,000-square-foot 37-acre facility in Canton, Michigan, includes a 500,000-square-foot distribution center that allows us to better serve our customers. distribution center that allows us to better serve our customers.
Our People Sysco Detroit’s 500 local associates bring a wealth of experience and specialized skills to the table — from culinary experts and customer care professionals to warehouse and delivery specialists. We live, work, play and dine in our local community. This allows Sysco Detroit to be both personally involved in your business and professionally invested in your success.
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Sysco Detroit’s 500 local associates Southeastern Michigan and bring a wealth of experience northern Ohio is Sysco’s and specialized skills to the hometown, and we are proud table — from culinary experts to be a part of helping our local and customer care professionals community. We serve the metro to warehouse and delivery Detroit area and beyond with specialists. We live, work, play one goal in mind — to be our and dine in our local community. customers’ most valued and This allows Sysco Detroit to be trusted business partner. both personally involved in your business and professionally invested in your success.
Southeastern Michigan and Since 1934, our company has been northern Ohio is Sysco’s providing outstanding products and hometown, and we are proud service to the food service industry. to be a part of helping our local First formed as George Miesel & Son community. We serve the metro Wholesale Grocers, the business Detroit area and beyond with consisted of one small panel truck, one goal in mind — to be our 15 suppliers, and a 400 sq. ft. warehouse. customers’ most valued and In 1972 Miesel family joined Sysco trusted business partner. Corporation (which was created in 1970 from nine pioneering independents disbutors). Sysco, was built on a vision that completely changed the foodservice distrubution business. Sysco continues to be the leading marketer and distributor of food and related products in the United States, Canada, and throughout the Caribbean 3
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Your Local Sysco Team. Senior Management Team Ted Behen, President Will Spurgeon, VP of Finance and CFO Bill Hagar, VP of Merchandising Steve Frania, VP of Sales Jim Ward, VP of Operations Brian Stierle, VP of Human Resources Our Senior Management team is among the best in the industry. They are dedicated to making sure we provide the best quality, variety and value for every customer, every day, everywhere.
Corporate Chefs Chef Jeff Stefani Chef Jim Woolsey Our dynamic culinary duo exhibits extensive experience and creativity in the kitchen. Our Corporate Chefs help with recipe development, product research, usage analysis and information on current trends. We’ve learned from experience that the best way to present these services for consideration is to invite you and your staff for a culinary review complete with a customized agenda developed specifically for your needs.
Business Resources Team Just like you, we’re in business to serve our customers. Our Business Resources team will take a snapshot of your business, highlight what is working, address concerns and offer solutions. Additional services provided to our customers include menu analysis, menu engineering, menu design, staff training and sophisticated reporting.
Warehouse Associates When you order from Sysco, you can be confident that your order has been properly stored, handled, picked and shipped to ensure the highest levels of quality and consistency. That’s because our warehouses are models of efficiency. Our layout, lighting, equipment, technology and processes are designed to help our Warehouse Associates receive, store and deliver products with minimum waste and maximum safety, accuracy and efficiency. Our service level, one of the best in the industry, is higher than 99 percent across nearly 17 million pieces shipped annually from our Canton, Michigan, distribution facility.
Transportation Associates As a Sysco customer, you can always rely on our Transportation Associates to deliver as promised, because seamless operations and logistics have been at the core of our success from the very beginning. Sysco ensures that our cold chain is never broken and that the best possible product reaches our customers with every truckload. We operate one of the largest and most sophisticated fleets in the business, including technologically advanced refrigeration units and ultra-efficient vehicles.
SYSCO DETROIT â€˘ LEADERSHIP TEAM Ted Behen - President Mr. Behen joined Sysco Detroit as a Marketing Associate in 1986. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2007, where he served until being promoted to Executive Vice President in 2012. Ted was promoted to President of Grand Rapids in 2013, and recently named President at Sysco Detroit, where he began his career over 28 years ago.
Jim Ward - Vice President of Operations Education: School of Business Michigan State University Jim started his career at Sysco Detroit as an operations supervisor where he progressed into numerous leadership roles including the role of Vice President of Operations at Sysco Cincinnati where he was able to guide the company and receive the award of most improved operation & best overall operation. He returned to Sysco Detroit in 2012 as V.P of Operations where he again led his team to most improved operation.
Steve Frania - Vice President of Sales
William Spurgeon - CFO & Vice President of Finance Education: University of
at Sysco Detroit including, Marketing Associate, District Sales Manager, and Regional Sales Manager. Achievements including, Presidents Club, District Manager of the Year, Platinum Club, and Pacesetter.
12 Years of experience in roles including: Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Finance. Prior to joing Sysco he spent time as Vice President of Finance for a Learning Care Group an international leader in child education and family solutions.
William Hagar - Vice President of Merchandising - Education: B.B.A
Brian Stierle - Human Resources Vice President - Education: B.B.A. Human
Detroit in 2004 he has held various roles in Marketing and Merchandising. Prior to joining Sysco Detroit he spent time as director for a non-profit organization as well as several years in the restaurant industry.
Resources experience. Eight in Book Manufacturing at McNaughton & Gunn, Inc. and ten years in Automotive at Pilkington North America.
Education: B.A. Communication, Ashland University Steve has held numerous positions
University of Michigan, M.B.A Madonna University Bill began his career with Sysco
Michigan, B.A. Ross School of Business
Resources Management, Eastern Michigan University, M.B.A. Management Cleary University - Brian has over 8 years of Human