Avalon Foodservice, one of the largest independent wholesale foodservice distributors in Ohio, has named Terry O'Connor as president emeritus and promoted Keith Kilgore to president. Kilgore joined Avalon as VP, strategic planning in January, 1998. He quickly progressed to senior VP before being named executive VP in 2000. Previously, he was the president of Acme Foodservice. Kilgore is active on various committees in the foodservice industry and presently serves on the editorial advisory board of ID Magazine and the financial board of directors for Ronald McDonald House in Akron.