TEMPLE, Texas — The McLane Co. Inc. has promoted Jeff Hayes, vice president of national accounts, to vice president of sales and business development of McLane Foodservice.
Hayes will lead the business development and customer relationship management of McLane Foodservice’s portfolio, which features 33 restaurant brands. He will work with strategic partners and enable the growth potential for McLane Foodservice and its customers.
“Jeff Hayes is a proven leader who values relationships and partnerships with our customers,” said Susan Adzick, executive vice president and COO of McLane Foodservice. “He is a strategic thinker who will continue to grow the McLane Foodservice brand, and he will champion the culture that remains at the core of our success.”
Hayes joined McLane Foodservice in 1998 as a director of national accounts, a role he held until 2012. He was promoted to vice president of national accounts that same year and was in that position until this promotion. Prior to joining McLane Foodservice, Hayes held financial management roles in the software and business network industries. He began his distribution career as a financial representative with PepsiCo Food Systems and transferred to the national accounts team.
“It’s an exciting time to move into this role and to build upon all the great work the team has done in recent years,” said Hayes. “I believe McLane Foodservice is well-positioned to support the needs of our customers today, as well as be the strategic partner they expect in the future.”
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.