Foodservice Gamechangers: Scott Barnewolt

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In the sixth episode of the “Foodservice Gamechangers” series, Performance Foodservice SVP of procurement Scott Barnewolt joined Food Institute advisor and special guest host Pat Mulhern to discuss the accelerated pace of change in the post-pandemic world. Additionally, the pair discuss the challenges and benefits of working from home, and how artificial intelligence may impact the foodservice industry in the years to come.

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More about Scott Barnewolt:
Scott is graduate of the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, earning a bachelor’s degree Marketing in 1987, he was a 4-year starter on the baseball team as a Pitcher. His college career included being named Team Captain, Conference MVP, and 2-time NAIA World Series participant. He is also a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Kenan Flagler Business School Executive Program.

His foodservice distribution experience spans 35 years. His professional experience in the foodservice industry has included Buyer, Regional Buyer, Corporate Product Manager, Regional Sales Manager, National Marketing/Procurement Manager, Corporate Senior Category Manager, Corporate Category Director and Vice President of Procurement. Past employers include Kraft Foodservice, Riceland Foods, Jennie-O Foods, and Alliant Foodservice. He is currently Senior Vice President of Procurement for Performance Foodservice Corporate. His tenure with Performance Foodservice is over 23 years and resides in Manakin Sabot Virginia a western suburb of Richmond Virginia with his wife Kay.

Scott has been married for 35 wonderful years to his wife Kay and his family includes their son, Bryce (26) graduate Virginia Tech University May 2020 currently living in Charlotte NC working in the residential mortgage industry. Their daughter Meredith (23) graduate of Virginia Tech University in May 2023 and is a Civil Engineer for Dewberry Civil Engineering in Fairfax, VA. Scott is originally from Chicago land area and a big Chicago Sports Fan. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, exercising, watching sports and is a car enthusiast.

More about Performance Foodservice:
As one of the largest foodservice distributors in the nation, commitment to quality ingredients, personalized customer service, and on-time deliveries form the core of our service. Learn more at: https://www.performancefoodservice.com/.

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