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Core-Mark Promotes Two Key Executives

Appointments unify, streamline division leadership structure
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WESTLAKE, Texas — Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has appointed two new members to the executive team, effective immediately, Chris Hobson and Andy Newkirk.

Chris Hobson, with more than 20 years of Core-Mark experience, has been named the company’s executive vice president and COO. Most recently, Hobson was senior vice president for the company’s eastern divisions. Previously, he was the company’s senior vice president of western divisions and senior vice president of sales and marketing, among other roles. Earlier in his career, he held progressing leadership roles with 7-Eleven Inc., Irving, Texas.

Andy Newkirk will also join Core-Mark’s executive ranks in his promotion to senior vice president of operations, reporting to Hobson. Prior to this role, Newkirk was the company’s vice president of operations for four years. Earlier in his career, he held various senior leadership roles at Sysco Corp. and Kellogg Co., providing him with a background in supply chain operations.

“The promotion of Chris and Andy into top operational roles recognizes two incredible leaders in the company for their contributions to our success and positions them to drive greater contributions to our growth and operational performance,” said, Scott McPherson, president and CEO. “As we continue to position Core-Mark for the future, these changes provide the company a solid foundation to achieve our 2021 objectives and drive future performance.”

These appointments provide Core-Mark a unified division leadership organization, the company said, led by Hobson, focused on delivering growth and operational excellence and supporting our ongoing division transformation and centralization activities. These moves also streamline the executive reporting structure, providing our top leadership with greater flexibility to focus on key strategic initiatives to accelerate shareholder returns.

Westlake, Texas-based Core-Mark is a marketer of fresh, food and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. Founded in 1888, Core-Mark offers a range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to approximately 41,000 customer locations in the United States and Canada through 32 distribution centers. Core-Mark services traditional convenience stores, grocers, drug stores, mass merchants, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry convenience products.

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