Sysco Appoints Ron Phillips as New Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

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Fri. April 30th, 2021 - by Peggy Packer

HOUSTON, TX - No matter what position you hold in this industry, people are at the center of all that we do. This is exactly why Sysco has made a key play in fortifying its Human Resources department, as the industry ally has recently announced the appointment of Ron Phillips as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Ron Phillips, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, SyscoPrior to joining Sysco, Phillips served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Retail, Omnicare, and Enterprise Modernization at CVS Health, according to a press release. Before working with CVS Health, Phillips held the position of Chief People Officer for Carnival Cruise Line, during which he led the global people strategies for over 40,000 employees.

Phillips has also held leadership positions at New York Presbyterian Hospital System, where he led HR strategic direction for the enterprise as Chief Human Resources Officer, representing 23,000 employees across seven major hospitals.

Sysco recently announced the appointment of Ron Phillips as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Phillips officially takes over the new role on May 3.

Kevin Hourican, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sysco“I am very pleased to welcome Ron to Sysco. He is a proven HR executive with more than 25 years of experience and a track record of leading high-performing teams and consistently delivering results and transformative change through people-first strategies,” said Sysco President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Hourican. “His demonstrated expertise across a broad range of strategic functions including people strategy development, diversity and inclusion, talent and performance management, culture-building, and engagement uniquely position him to lead Sysco’s global HR organization as we continue to transform our company and further position Sysco as the employer of choice."

What will we see from Sysco next as the company continues to bolster its already impressive leadership team? Stick around to find out.