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Nicholas Appointed President of SYSCO's Facciola Meat Company
HOUSTON, June 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that Ray D. Nicholas has been named president of Facciola Meat Company, a SYSCO subsidiary located in Fremont, California. Mr. Nicholas, who currently serves as executive vice president of that company, will assume his new position effective July 2, 2006, the beginning of SYSCO's fiscal year 2007. He succeeds Robert Facciola, who will become chairman of that company.
SYSCO Appoints Chairmen at Specialty Meat Companies
HOUSTON, June 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that Timothy K. Hussman has been named chairman of Desert Meats in Las Vegas, Nevada and Ronald G. Boatwright has been named chairman of Buckhead Beef of Florida (Auburndale, FL) and Royalty Foods (Orlando, FL) effective July 2, 2006, the beginning of SYSCO's fiscal year 2007. All of the companies are subsidiaries of SYSCO Corporation.
Henry Appointed Executive Vice President of Sysco Food Services -- Chicago, Inc.
HOUSTON, June 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that Catherine M. Henry has been named executive vice president at Sysco Food Services - Chicago, Inc., a broadline subsidiary located in Des Plaines, Illinois. Ms. Henry, who currently serves as vice president of sales at that operation, will assume her new position effective July 2, 2006, the beginning of SYSCO's fiscal year 2007.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Delta Upgrades In-flight Experience for International Coach Customers
ATLANTA, June 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- As Delta airplanes land in more international destinations this year, the airline is upgrading the in-flight experience for its international coach customers. Beginning July 1, customers seated in the coach cabin on most of Delta's international flights will receive printed menus; a complimentary choice of cocktail, including the new Mile High Mojito or Mango Kiss, beer or wine during the main in-flight meal service; and a mid-flight snack. Later this fall Delta will provide coach customers with their own personal amenity kit that will include eyeshades and ear plugs for a more relaxing flight. Also, more customers are already enjoying more comfortable all-leather seats in coach class as the airline continues refurbishing its international aircraft interiors.
Pacific CMA Inc.
Pacific CMA Subsidiary Signs Agreement with Large Italian Freight Forwarder
JAMAICA, N.Y., June 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pacific CMA, Inc. (AMEX:PAM), an integrated provider of global freight forwarding/logistics focused on the growing China and Asian trade, today announced that its Hong Kong operating unit, AGI Logistics (HK) Ltd., has entered into a services and marketing agreement with Sifte Berti, one of Italy's largest privately owned freight forwarders and logistics providers. Under the agreement, AGI will service freight movements and logistics requirements for Asian exports to Italy (particularly from China and Hong Kong) as well as for Italian imports to Asia. Over the past four months, the trade alone between Hong Kong and Italy has amounted to US$6.8 billion. In addition, the two companies will cross sell each others products in their respective territories.