DMA Announces CEO Leadership Transition

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Distribution Market Advantage (DMA) announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Bob Sala, will retire from the company on December 31, 2012.  Bob will continue to be connected with the company that he founded in 1988 by serving on its Board of Directors, consulting on strategic issues, and supporting a seamless leadership transition.

The company also announced that its Board of Directors has promoted Dan Cox to President and Chief Executive Officer effective on January 1, 2013.  Dan is currently President and Chief Operating Officer. 

Commenting on the announcement, Boyd Jordan, President of Reinhart FoodService and Chairman of the Board of DMA, said that "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.  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 help Bob run the company and help craft 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 creates and delivers customized distribution and supply chain solutions for multi-unit operators in the foodservice industry.  The company is owned by nine leading foodservice distributors.  They include, Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, HPC Foodservice, Jacmar Foodservice, Maines Paper & Foodservice, Nicholas &Company, Reinhart FoodService, Shamrock Foods Company and Services Group of America. Combined annual sales of the organization's 90 North American warehouses exceed $20

Media Contact: Suzie McKeon Distribution Market Advantage (DMA), 847 252-1972,

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