Dot Foods, Inc., North America’s largest food industry redistributor, is announcing changes across its executive team as several longtime leaders take on new responsibilities.
Dot’ s new Chief Executive Officer is Dick Tracy, the youngest of founders Robert and Dorothy Tracy’s 12 children. He joined the family business in 1991 and has served as the president of Dot Foods since 2017.
“I am excited about this next chapter for our business,” Tracy said. “We are seeing a lot of exciting growth, and it’s great to be in that position, especially coming off the turbulence of the pandemic and the subsequent recovery. We’re fortunate to have incredible leaders across Dot, and the changes and new roles we’re announcing today allow us to use their talents in new ways.”
Dick Tracy follows his older brother, Joe Tracy, into the CEO role.
After six years in the position, Joe Tracy is now the CEO of Dot Family Holdings (DFH), the investment office of the Tracy family. DFH owns several companies, the largest of which is Dot Foods. Joe Tracy will work closely with older brother John Tracy, executive chairman of both DFH and Dot, to oversee the governance of the companies in the DFH portfolio. Both will continue to play an active role in Dot Foods.
George Eversman has now been named the new president of Dot. Eversman has been a part of the Dot family for nearly 30 years, serving in a variety of sales and business development roles. As president, he is now responsible for the day-to-day management of Dot’ s overall business.
“George is the first president of our company who is not a Tracy family member,” Dick said. “My brothers and I often talk about how much we value being a family-owned and operated business. That has not changed. We’re committed to that and believe members of the third generation of our family will continue to grow their careers, take on more leadership roles, and eventually hold positions on our executive team.”
Cullen Andrews has been promoted to executive vice president. In addition to taking on some of Eversman’ s former business development responsibilities, Andrews, a 20-year Dot employee, now leads all channels of sales, customer service, and marketing.