Timothy P. Connolly has been appointed executive vice-president and chief supply chain officer for Rosemont, Illinois-based US Foods Holding Corp., effective May 13. In this new role, he will oversee US Foods’ supply chain organization, including safety, warehousing, transportation, supply chain strategy, operations and labor relations.

Connolly will join US Foods from Uline, where he has been senior vice-president of operations since 2016. Prior to that, he spent 16 years with Essendant, most recently as chief operating officer overseeing a network of more than 70 distribution centers. Previously, Connolly managed supply chain operations at Cardinal Health as regional vice-president, served as operations manager for Beloit Beverage Co. and was a warehouse supervisor for McKesson.

“Tim joins the executive team with more than 30 years of experience leading large supply chain organizations,” says Pietro Satriano, chairman and chief executive officer of US Foods. “He has a track record of improving safety, service and productivity by engaging front-line employees, and he will be instrumental in helping us deliver on our ‘Great Food. Made Easy.’ strategy.”