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McLane Promotes Two Senior Leaders

Hildenbrand, Maurici named to new executive roles

McLane Co. Inc. has promoted two senior leaders to new executive roles to help achieve and accelerate the company’s strategic operational goals.

Eric Hildenbrand has been promoted from senior vice president and general counsel to chief strategy officer. In this role, Hildenbrand will leverage his business and legal experience to advance the corporate vision and enterprise strategy, oversee strategic initiatives and lead McLane’s transformation.

Vito Maurici has been promoted from senior vice president of sales to customer experience officer. Maurici will reflect McLane’s commitment to innovation and customer service, the company said, using his sales leadership background to enhance customer experience across the enterprise. He will develop and implement strategies to scale current business, build new relationships and add value to McLane’s portfolio of products and services.

“McLane’s transformation is a tremendous collaboration with our executive team—which has been strengthened by the addition of Eric and Vito—and our teammates across the company,” said Tony Frankenberger, McLane president and CEO. “We learned invaluable lessons during the pandemic alongside our customers, suppliers and the communities in which we operate. McLane has a clear and bright future ahead, and I’m proud of the leadership team that will continue our success.”

Temple, Texas-based McLane is one of the largest supply chain services leaders in the United States, providing grocery and foodservice solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants. Through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, the company operates more than 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the United States. McLane also provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its subsidiary, Empire Distributors Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Omaha, Nebraska.

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