Ingram Micro’s Chief Information and Digital Officer Tom Peck will take on the same role at Sysco Corporation, the $60 billion global foodservice distribution company. Peck will take his new post on January 4, 2021. In this role, he will lead Sysco’s strategic efforts to accelerate its business transformation through customer-facing technology solutions and will lead the company efforts to modernize its technology infrastructure.
Peck is among the most seasoned technology executives around, having held chief information officer posts at AECOM, Levi Strauss & Co, MGM Mirage, and at NBC Universal.
“I am pleased to welcome Tom to Sysco,” said Kevin Hourican, Sysco’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “His demonstrated ability to lead global technology and digital modernization efforts across complex environments is directly applicable to our business agenda at Sysco. Tom is a talented leader with a proven track record of delivering results and developing high-performing teams. I am highly confident that Tom will accelerate our ability to drive profitable sales growth by enabling our strategic transformation through best-in-class customer engagement technologies.”
“The Sysco opportunity offers me to chance to leverage a career’s worth of experience in an industry I have a passion for – distribution and supply chain,” noted Peck. “Their singular focus is putting customers first in a critical industry – food and food services. Sysco’s exceptional products, industry-leading services, world-class talent and explicit support for technology will truly transform an entire industry.”
Peck added that his experience at both business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies has prepared him well for this opportunity. Given the pace of innovation and the consumerization of IT means that those who understand how best to translate consumer trends to an environment like Sysco’s.
While at Ingram Micro, a $50 billion global leader in technology distribution, supply chain services and cloud solutions, Peck led the development of a long-term systems architecture and effectiveness plan to modernize and digitize core systems and processes designed to deliver speed, agility and scalability to the operations.
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Peter High is President of Metis Strategy, a business and IT advisory firm. His has written two bestselling books, moderates the Technovation podcast series and speaks at conferences around the world. Follow him on Twitter @PeterAHigh.