HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2001--SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that James W. Ehlers, senior vice president of sales at Sysco Food Services of San Francisco, Inc., a SYSCO subsidiary, has been appointed executive vice president of that company. Mr. Ehlers will assume his new responsibilities July 1, 2001, the beginning of SYSCO's fiscal year 2002.