Coremark International names Prez for Canadian operations
Core-Mark Holding Company Inc., one of the largest North American distributors to the convenience retail industry, announced the appointment of Eric Rolheiser to the position of president of Core-Mark Canada, according to the company
Rolheiser joined the San Francisco-based company in 1992 and since served in various capacities of increasing responsibility. He was sales supervisor, food service manager and divisional general sales manager, until he was promoted to corporate director of sales and marketing for Core-Mark Canada in 2000.
From 2004 until 2007, Rolheiser served in the role of division president where he was responsible for the overall management of all facets of the business at the divisional level, and was then promoted to vice president, Canada the second most senior position in the company’s Canadian operations.
As a national distributing company, Core-Mark serves various consumer channels such as traditional convenience retailers, grocers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry consumer packaged goods. The company provides distribution and logistics services as well as marketing programs to approximately 25,000 retail locations in 50 states and five Canadian provinces through 26 distribution centers.
anticipates Rolheiser’s new leadership role to reap benefits in driving sales and profits for its customers.
Since July, Rolheiser has been acting as the interim president for Core-Mark Canada, and has demonstrated strong customer-focused insight and extensive knowledge of the Canadian market. He intends to build upon those successes in his new position.
“Eric has brought a new and different perspective to our operations in Canada, and has built solid management teams in each of our divisions there,” President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Walsh said in a statement.
Prior to Rolheiser’s promotion, former President of Core-Mark’s Canadian Operations Basil Prokop retired from the position in July, allowing Rolheiser to step up in the interim position.
His appointment also comes shortly after Core-Mark released its third quarter earnings for the period which ended on Sept. 30, 2008. Core-Mark’s third quarter revenue increased 13.2 percent, to $1.67 billion in 2008.
“We are pleased with the strength of our revenues and positive trends in the food/non food margins, and while more work is needed, we are realizing some leveraging of our operating expenses,” Walsh said in a statement.
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President – Canadian Operations