Matthew Sheridan Appointed BevChain CEO

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15 May 2017

Matthew Sheridan appointed CEO BevChain

Matthew Sheridan has been appointed the new CEO of BevChain, effective 1 July 2017. Matthew will take over from Kylie Fraser, who will return to Linfox Logistics as President FMCG.

Matthew has enjoyed a long career in the logistics, beverage and retail industries. He joins BevChain from Linfox Logistics where he has succeeded in the role of General Manager Retail, Woolworths.

BevChain Chair and Linfox CEO, Annette Carey said Matthew has intimate knowledge of the beverage supply chain.

“Matt has a strong understanding of the demands of manufacturers and retailers through his experience managing the national Woolworths contract, including parts of its BWS network,” said Annette.

“He’s also worked on the Coca-Cola Amatil contract, including its alcoholic beverage portfolio.”

“His background even extends to managing pubs in Australia and the UK, so you could say he’s gained industry experience from all angles.”

Matthew will continue the growth and strategic direction set by Kylie who joined BevChain as CEO in 2011. During her time as CEO, BevChain doubled its size and significantly broadened its services and customer base. Recently, BevChain’s success was recognised by Lion with a ‘Supplier of the Year Award’.

Along with business sustainability, Kylie has successfully worked to improve employee culture and development. Additionally, Kylie introduced the ‘HomeSafe’ vision and strategy to BevChain which resulted in year-on-year improvements to safety behaviours and compliance.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Kylie back to Linfox in her new role as President FMCG,” said Annette.

“Kylie is driven by improvements to her customers’ supply chains and finding new solutions to their daily challenges. We look forward to her applying her passion and drive to Linfox’s FMCG customers”

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For more information contact :

Charlotte Churchill, charlotte.churchill@lionco.com, Phone: +61 403 479 966

Paula Smedley, paula.smedley@lionco.com, Phone: +61 428 620 887

 

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About BevChain

BevChain provides national tailored supply chain solutions for the alcoholic beverage industry across Australia with ‘best-in-class’ warehouse and distribution services.

Handling in excess of 2.5 billion serving units annually and calling on 25,000 delivery points each week, Bevchain are the leaders in beverage supply chain solutions. Since BevChain’s inception, suppliers of beer, wine and spirits have all taken advantage of BevChain’s specialised services and its ability to tailor solutions to meet their needs.

BevChain operates from 25 distribution centres in six states, with a fleet of over 200 vehicles plus sub-contractors. We employ over 700 people in a variety of roles – all passionate providing fast, effective and reliable supply chain services to our customers