Distribution Market Advantage (DMA) has promoted President/COO Dan Cox to President/CEO effective January 1, 2013. He will succeed CEO Bob Sala, who will retire from the company at the end of this year, though he will continue to be connected with the company he founded in 1988 by serving on its board of directors, consulting on strategic issues, and supporting a seamless leadership transition.
“This transition is the culmination of a thoughtful succession plan, begun some years ago, to ensure that DMA continues to exceed the expectations of our customers and deliver the best distribution and supply chain solutions for the foodservice multi-unit community," says Chairman Boyd Jordan, president of DMA member Reinhart FoodService. "Under Bob’s leadership the company has grown from an idea in a white paper to the multi-billion dollar enterprise that it is today. For that reason alone, our Board is grateful that Bob has decided to stay engaged with the company. We are equally thrilled that Dan came into the organization five years ago to assist Bob in running the company and to help execute our succession plan. As a former Chairman of the Board of DMA when he was with Shamrock Foods, Dan is uniquely qualified to take on this challenging role.”
DMA is jointly owned by nine major foodservice distributors and provides customized distribution and supply chain solutions for multi-unit operators in the foodservice industry. DMA members include Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, HPC Foodservice, Jacmar Foodservice, Maines Paper & Foodservice, Nicholas &Company, Reinhart FoodService, Shamrock Foods Co. and Services Group of America. The combined annual sales of the organization’s 90 North American warehouses exceeds $20 billion.