In addition to becoming president and CEO of McLane, Frankenberger will retain his responsibilities as president of McLane Grocery, a $33 billion business unit providing supply chain solutions to more than 70,000 retailer locations. Frankenberger joined the company more than 35 years ago, shortly after he concluded his service with the U.S. Air Force in 1985. He started out as a washer, fueler and mechanic in the transportation department and rose through the ranks, gaining more than 15 years of senior management experience, including several past leadership positions in merchandising, procurement and operations.
“I have personally known Tony for more than 30 years and feel this is a tremendous opportunity for him to continue building the sustainability and growth of McLane into the future,” noted Rosier. “He is an exceptional leader with a track record of operational excellence, building high-performance teams and extraordinary customer service.”
For his part, Frankenberg said that he was “honored to follow in [Rosier’s] footsteps at an incredible company with outstanding teammates.”
A wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. with 24,000 employees, Temple, Texas-based McLane is one of the largest supply chain services leaders in the United States, providing grocery and foodservice solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants. Through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, the company operates more than 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the United States. Additionally, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its subsidiary, Empire Distributors Inc.