SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced yesterday that Philip C. Lahm has been appointed executive vice president of Ritter Sysco Food Services, LLC, a SYSCO subsidiary located in Jersey City, N.J. Currently Mr. Lahm is senior vice president of territory sales and human resources at that company. He will assume his new responsibilities July 1, 2001, the beginning of SYSCO’s fiscal year 2002.

Richard J. Schnieders, president and chief operating officer of SYSCO, said Mr. Lahm, 41, began his SYSCO career in 1981 as a beverage specialist at SYSCO’s Albany, N.Y., operating company. He progressed to marketing associate in 1983, was named district sales manager in 1985 and appointed regional sales manager in 1989. He joined Ritter Sysco Food Services, LLC, in 1995 as vice president of territory sales. In 1998 he was named senior vice president of territory sales and operations and the following year was promoted to his current position.

Mr. Lahm is a 1984 recipient of SYSCO’s Torchbearer award that honors the corporation’s top performing marketing associates, and a seven-time winner of the company’s Pacesetter honor that recognizes SYSCO’s top performing district sales managers. A native of Croton Falls, N.Y., he graduated in 1981 from ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY with a bachelor of science degree in economics and business. He and his wife Elaine have two daughters and a son and reside in New City, N.Y.

Ritter Sysco Food Services, LLC, provides food and related products to restaurants, healthcare and educational institutions, lodging establishments and other foodservice operations throughout northern New Jersey and the five boroughs of New York City.

SYSCO is the largest foodservice marketing and distribution organization in North America. Generating sales of approximately $20.6 billion for calendar year 2000, the company provides food and related products and services to approximately 356,000 restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other foodservice customers. The SYSCO distribution network extends throughout the entire contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii and portions of Canada.