TEMPLE, Texas —Susan Adzick, former vice president and COO of McLane Foodservice, a division of the McLane Co. Inc., has been promoted to president. Adzick succeeds Tom Zatina, who has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer of McLane Co. after leading McLane Foodservice since 2006.
Adzick was promoted to executive vice president and COO of McLane Foodservice in January, departing from her role as senior vice president of sales and strategic relationships, which she held since 2018. Since joining McLane Foodservice in 2000, Adzick has worked to elevate the McLane Foodservice brand to higher visibility within the industry, grow market share with existing brands and add new customers to McLane’s casual-dining and fast-casual segments, the company said. She has also provided strategic direction, business development and customer relationship management for McLane Foodservice.
“When Susan Adzick’s promotion was announced in January, I could not have envisioned the challenging circumstances that 2020 would bring to our business and to our country,” said Grady Rosier, president and CEO of McLane. “During these uncertain times, Susan has demonstrated a steady hand, thoughtful leadership, and unwavering stewardship of McLane’s beliefs and values. Her performance this year has reinforced my confidence that she is the right individual to lead McLane Foodservice.”
Prior to joining McLane Foodservice, Adzick held multiple roles with PepsiCo, including vice president of operations and senior vice president of national accounts. She is on the National Restaurant Association's board of directors and the Restaurant Leadership Conference advisory council and is the vice chair of the National Restaurant Educational Foundation board of directors. She was also the chair of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) board of directors in 2018.
As executive vice president and chief strategy officer of McLane, Zatina will lead key projects that drive process improvements and enhance McLane’s capabilities in meeting current strategic objectives, McLane said. Prior to joining McLane, Zatina was COO of wholesale distributor Bozzuto’s Inc., Cheshire, Conn., for 15 years.
“In Tom Zatina’s tenure as president, he has been successful in growing McLane Foodservice into one of the largest foodservice suppliers in the industry,” said Adzick. “His commitment has had an immeasurable impact on McLane, our teammates and our stakeholders.”
McLane Foodservice is a $16 billion division of Temple, Texas-based McLane Co. Inc., which provides grocery and foodservice supply-chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drugstores and chain restaurants. It buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 products to nearly 110,000 locations in the United States.