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08/30/2022

Eric Rolheiser joins Wallace & Carey as president

Announcement part of larger executive leadership changes for the 100-year-old company.
Michelle Warren
Editor & Associate Publisher, Convenience Store News Canada
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CALGARY – Wallace & Carey, Inc. is making significant changes to its executive leadership structure.

Pat Carey, owner of the CMI group of companies and the parent company of Wallace & Carey, announced the creation of an advisory board where he will serve as Chair.

READ: 100 and counting: An interview with Wallace & Carey CEO Pat Carey

Current Wallace & Carey president, Dan Elrod, is now CEO of CMI.

READ: Supply and demand: A conversation with Dan Elrod of Wallace & Carey

In turn, industry veteran Eric Rolheiser will take over the role of president at Wallace & Carey, effective September 12, 2022. Rolheiser mostly recently served as president of Core-Mark Canada, a company he joined more than 28 years ago. 

In a release, Wallace & Carey called Rolheiser "a committed leader with extensive executive-level expertise and a strong record of success" in the industry.

"We’ve learned a lot about this business after more than 100 years in operation, but one of the most important lessons over the past few years is just how critical a consistent supply is to our customers across Canada,"says Carey. "We are proud to have maintained our commitment to deliver despite the impact of some of the most disruptive forces our industry has ever seen. Eric has long been a voice of leadership to the industry and a friend to the company. His fresh perspective, on balance with long-standing experience, will enable even more ways to meet and exceed our commitment to customers, teammates and suppliers."

Rolheiser says it an honour to have the opportunity to join a Canadian legacy like Wallace & Carey. "I look forward to working with such a strong team as we continue to strengthen the customer and vendor partnerships that we value so highly."

This news represents a significant and positive development in the Canadian distribution and logistics industry, as the importance of strong supply chain infrastructure continues to grow.

Wallace & Carey has a long legacy in the Canadian convenience industry as a distribution partners. The company stocks more than 7,500 items in 10  distribution centres from Ontario to British Columbia. 

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