Topco Associates LLC Names Paul Matthews Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer

  Topco Associates LLC Names Paul Matthews Executive Vice President, Chief
  Supply Chain Officer

Business Wire

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. -- May 20, 2013

Topco Associates LLC announced that Paul Matthews, 56, has joined the company
as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, reporting to Randy
Skoda, President and CEO. Matthews will oversee procurement of Topco’s
corporate brand and perishable products as well as the company’s logistics,
supply chain management and quality assurance areas.

“Paul is a great addition to our executive team and will play a critical role
in building more strategic partnerships with our vendors and members,” Skoda
said. “We plan to leverage Paul’s extensive knowledge and expertise to make
our supply chain more efficient and effective, enhancing the value that we
provide to our membership. By truly aggregating the volume of the entire Topco
membership and driving value through an enhanced supply chain, we will be able
to drive even more value for our members.”

Matthews comes to Topco with more than 30 years of global leadership
experience with Fortune 500 companies, developing and executing operations,
manufacturing and supply chain strategies. He has held top operational roles
at major companies such as Limited Brands, and led the supply chain practices
of management consulting firms Bain & Company, Accenture and Capgemini. He has
worked with a lengthy list of well-known companies including Sara Lee,
PepsiCo, Quaker Oats, Cargill, Ahold and Tesco.

Most recently, Matthews was a partner at the global strategy firm L.E.K.
Consulting, where he led its Global Operations practice. During his time with
L.E.K., he built a team of more than 100 professionals who provided strategy,
supply chain and procurement guidance to retail, consumer packaged goods,
private equity, pharmaceutical and aerospace firms.

About Topco Associates LLC

Topco Associates LLC is an $11.9 billion, privately held company that provides
aggregation, innovation and knowledge management solutions for leading food
industry member-owners and customers. Topco leverages the collective volume,
knowledge and commitment of these companies to create a competitive advantage
in the marketplace by reducing costs and offering winning business-building


Media contact:
Topco Associates LLC
James Evans
Manager, Corporate Communications
847-329-3587 office
847-224-6041 cell
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