Corporate Governance

Douglas Steenland

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Douglas M. Steenland has served as a Director and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2010. Mr. Steenland served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Airlines from 2004 until its merger with Delta on October 29, 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Steenland served in a number of executive positions after joining Northwest Airlines in 1991, including President from 2001 to 2004 and Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Steenland is a director of American International Group, Digital River, Travelport Limited and Hilton Worldwide Holdings. Mr. Steenland received a Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College and is a graduate from The George Washington University Law School.

William Dawson Jr.


William F. Dawson, Jr., has served as a Director since 2002. Mr. Dawson is the Chief Executive Officer of Wellspring. He has served as the chair of Wellspring’s investment committee since 2004. Mr. Dawson has led or co-sponsored several of Wellspring’s most successful investments in distribution, consumer services, business services, healthcare, energy services and industrial companies. Mr. Dawson currently serves on the board of directors of Tradesmen International, API Heat Transfer, United Sporting Companies, Swift Worldwide Resources, National Seating & Mobility, Qualitor, Inc., Great Lakes Caring, Crosman Corporation and JW Aluminum. Prior to joining Wellspring, Mr. Dawson was a partner at Whitney & Co., where he was head of the middle-market buyout group. Prior to that, Mr. Dawson spent 14 years at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation where he was most recently a managing director at DLJ Merchant Banking. He has served on the boards of more than 20 public and private companies during his career. Mr. Dawson received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

George Holm

President and Chief Executive Officer; Director

George Holm became President and Chief Executive Officer of PFG when it was acquired by Vistar Corporation in May 2008. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vistar, which he founded in 2002.

George grew Vistar, a multi-channel food, snack and beverage distributor, into a $3.5-billion company. Vistar was purchased by the Blackstone Group, a premier global investment and advisory firm, in 2007.

With 39 years of experience in the foodservice distribution industry, George has held various leadership positions with Alliant Foodservice, US Foods and Sysco Corporation.

George received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University.

Bruce McEvoy


Bruce McEvoy has served as a Director since 2007. Mr. McEvoy is a Managing Director at Blackstone. Before joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. McEvoy worked as an Associate at General Atlantic from 2002 to 2004, and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company from 1999 to 2002. Mr. McEvoy graduated from Princeton University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. McEvoy currently serves on the boards of directors of GCA Services, Catalent, RGIS Inventory Specialists, Vivint, and Vivint Solar.

Jeffrey Overly


Jeffrey Overly has served as Director since 2013. Mr. Overly is an Operating Partner at The Blackstone Group. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Overly was Vice President of Global Fixture Operations at Kohler Company. Prior to that, he served 25 years at General Motors Corporation and Delphi Corporation in numerous operations and engineering positions. Mr. Overly has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in Business from Central Michigan University. Mr. Overly current serves on the board of directors of RGIS, LLC.

Arthur Winkleblack


Arthur B. Winkleblack has served as a Director since 2015. Mr. Winkleblack retired in June 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the HJ Heinz Company, a global packaged food manufacturer, where he had been employed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2002. From 1999 through 2001, Mr. Winkleblack was Acting Chief Operating Officer of and Chief Executive Officer of at Indigo Capital. Earlier in his career, Mr. Winkleblack held senior management and finance positions at the C. Dean Metropoulos Group, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, AlliedSignal, Inc. and PepsiCo, Inc. Mr. Winkleblack also provides financial and capital markets consulting services to Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, an industrial auctioneer, where he serves as the Senior Advisor to the CEO. Mr. Winkleblack currently serves on the boards of directors of The Wendy’s Company and Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

John Zillmer


John J. Zillmer has served as a Director since 2015. Mr. Zillmer joined Univar Inc. in 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2012, he stepped down as President and CEO and became Executive Chairman until December 2012 when he retired from Univar. Prior to joining Univar, Mr. Zillmer served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Waste Industries, a solid waste management business, from 2005 until the merger of Allied Waste with Republic Services, Inc. in December 2008. Before Allied Waste, Mr. Zillmer spent 30 years in the managed services industry, most recently as Executive Vice President of Aramark Corporation, a provider of food, uniform and support services. During his 18 year career with Aramark, Mr. Zillmer served as President of Aramark’s Business Services division, the International division and the Food and Support Services group. Prior to joining Aramark, Mr. Zillmer was employed by Szabo Food Services until Szabo was acquired by Aramark in 1986. Mr. Zillmer currently serves on the boards of directors of Ecolab Inc., Reynolds American Inc., and Veritiv Corp.

Meredith Adler


Meredith Adler became a Director in September 2016. Ms. Adler served as a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Barclays Capital, and at Lehman Brothers prior to its acquisition by Barclays, from 1996 until her retirement in July 2016. At Barclays, Ms. Adler followed a wide range of consumer-oriented companies, including foodservice distributors, food and drug retailers, discounters, and healthy-living retailers. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and holds an MBA degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business.