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Sysco Names Unit Chief

Henry Jolly will replace James Hope.
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named Henry P. Jolly chief executive of its Sysco Food Services of Kansas City unit.

Houston-based food supplier Sysco said the Kansas City operation is a broadline foodservice subsidiary located in Olathe, Kan. Jolly currently serves as chief executive of Sysco's Little Rock, Ark., outpost. He succeeds James D. Hope, who was named group president, customer, in November.

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Jolly, 51, began his Sysco career in 1983 as a produce specialist. He is a native of Kansas City, Mo.

On Tuesday, Sysco shares fell 9 cents to $30.96.