JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Retail design, engineering and construction company Stellar has named Ted Speas as division president of distribution and logistics. Speas will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s distribution and logistics business unit including sales, operations, quality, customer service and financial performance. 

“We are excited to welcome Ted to our executive leadership team,” said Brian Kappele, president and chief operating officer at Stellar. “His extensive background in supply chain operations, network design, distribution center automation, and e-commerce fulfillment make him uniquely qualified to lead our Distribution & Logistics business unit.” 

Speas joins Stellar after six years at Sysco Corporation, where he held several vice president-level positions including VP of supply chain engineering and enterprise asset management. His career has also included serving as senior VP of facilities and automation for C&S Wholesale Grocers and ten years of distribution operations and supply chain experience at Publix Super Markets.