Foodservice distributing giantSysco Corporation , Houston, said it promotedWilliam Day, currently senior vice president, merchandising and supply chain, to executive vice president, merchandising and supply chain. Sysco also announced that Alan Hasty, currently CEO of Sysco Cleveland, will be promoted to senior vice president, merchandising. Both promotions take effect July 4, 2010, the beginning of Sysco's fiscal year.

"Our merchandising and supply chain activities are cornerstones of our business," said Bill DeLaney, Sysco's president and chief executive officer. "Bill and Alan have been outstanding leaders in many areas of our business, with an emphasis on working with our suppliers, and we look forward to their contributions as we continue to optimize our core business."

Sysco said Day, 53, began his Sysco career in 1983 as a staff accountant at Sysco Memphis. He was promoted to assistant controller of Sysco Corporation in 1999, and became vice president, supply chain management in 2003. In 2007, he was promoted to senior vice president, supply chain management and took on the additional responsibilities of the company's merchandising activities in 2009. Day is a graduate of Christian Brothers University.

Officials said Hasty, 51, began his Sysco career in 1981 as a marketing associate for Sysco Orlando. In 1994 he was appointed executive vice president of Sysco Virginia, and in 1995 was promoted to president and CEO of that company. He was named president and CEO of Sysco Cleveland in 2004 and took on added responsibilities as CEO of Sysco Cincinnati, Sysco Central Ohio, and Sysco Pittsburgh in 2009. Hasty is a graduate of Stetson University.