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Pictured Left to Right: Steve Harris, Arlan Peterson, Michael Schonberg, Michael Kohlhepp, Shelly Budhar.

Meet our Executive Management Team
Steve Harris – Vice President of Sales, Steve joined Sysco in 1995 as a Marketing Associate.  He advanced through several sales management positions in New York and New Jersey, becoming Vice President of Sales in July of 2014. Steve earned a BS from Syracuse University in 1987 and a MBA from FDU in 2003.
Arlan Peterson - VP, Operations,  Arlan began his Sysco career as Inventory Control Associate at Sysco Chicago.  Over the course of his career Arlan held a variety of Finance and Operations positions to include Inventory Control Supervisor, Inventory Control Manager, Sr. Systems Analyst, Director of IT, Director of Warehouse and Director of Operations.  Arlan joined Sysco Long Island as its Vice President of Operations upon its opening in 2012.  Arlan’s extensive experience is a valued addition to our Operations team.
Michael Schonberg – President, Michael joined Sysco from PepsiCo as part of our Executive Vice President Development Program and was named Executive Vice President, Sysco Cleveland, in July of this year. While at PepsiCo, he held a wide range of commercial leadership roles over the last 33 years. Most recently, he led Pepsi's Go-to-Market and e-Commerce strategies. Prior to that, Michael served as Vice President, Customer Supply Chain; Vice President, Sales Capability; Director, Revenue Management; Market Unit General Manager, Northeast Ohio; and Associate Brand Manager, Brand Pepsi. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Management of Organizations from Columbia University.
Michael Kohlhepp – Vice President of Merchandising, Michael’s career with Sysco began in 1984 in customer service. Since that time, Michael has been promoted to the Merchandising Department, where he has held several procurement and merchandising management positions, all at Metro New York.
Shelly Budhar – Vice President of Human Resources, Shelly oversees all aspects of Human Resources, Safety, and Risk Management, and has been with Sysco for seven years. She is a Graduate of Iowa State University.

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