Union Pacific Corporation announced that William J. DeLaney has been elected to the company’s board of directors.
DeLaney, 62, served as Sysco Corporation chief executive officer from March 2009 until retiring at the end of 2017. Sysco is an international food marketing and distribution company that reported $55.4 billion in 2017 sales.
Lance Fritz, Union Pacific chairman, president and chief executive officer, said:
“Bill brings tremendous leadership, a strong finance background and excellent supply chain management skills that will be great assets for our company. Bill has a breadth of knowledge that comes from being a long-tenured CEO at a large industrial company, along with significant corporate governance experience. We are thrilled to welcome him to the board.”
DeLaney embarked on his nearly 30-year Sysco career in 1987 when he joined the company as assistant treasurer. He progressed to roles of increasing responsibility including vice president and treasurer, president and CEO of Sysco Food Services of Charlotte Inc., and Sysco Corporation executive vice president and chief financial officer, among many others.
DeLaney serves on the boards at Sanmina Corporation and Express Scripts. He is a member of the audit and corporate governance committees for each board. DeLaney served on the Sysco Corporation board 2009-17.
He earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.