SOURCE: Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.

Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.

December 15, 2014 08:30 ET

Core-Mark Enhances Organizational Leadership to Support Growth Opportunities

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 15, 2014) -

  • Chris Hobson Appointed Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
  • Scott McPherson Appointed Senior Vice President of Business Operations & Strategic Opportunities

Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORE), one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, today announced two executive management changes following a careful review of the needs of the company. The changes include redefining certain management roles to enhance the focus on the Company's salesforce, information technology and corporate logistics.

Chris Hobson, Senior Vice President of Marketing will assume the new position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Hobson joined Core-Mark in 2000 as a General Sales Manager and has held several roles within the Company including Division President and most recently as the Company's Senior Vice President of Marketing where he has played an integral role in executing the Company's critically important Fresh and Vendor Consolidation Strategies. 

Mr. Hobson will continue to lead the Company's Marketing and Purchasing group while also taking on the responsibility of the Company's sales organization. In his expanded role, Mr. Hobson will oversee all aspects of sales within the Company including National Accounts, Field Sales Force, Core Solutions Group, Merchandising and Sales Force Support.

Scott McPherson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development will assume the new position of Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Strategic Opportunities. Mr. McPherson joined Core-Mark in 1992 in the sales organization of the Portland distribution center, and has served in a variety of other positions for Core-Mark that include Division President and Senior Vice President US Divisions. Most recently he has served as Senior Vice President of Development, where he has led the Company's acquisitions, TRAC team (Training, Resources, Acquisitions, Conversions) and developed and overseen the Core Solutions Group, which has been critical to making our retailers relevant and more profitable.

Mr. McPherson will continue to lead Core-Mark's Acquisition strategy as well as the TRAC team and will assume leadership of the Company's Information Technology and Corporate Logistics Group in his redefined role. Mr. McPherson will be responsible for the oversight of teams that play an integral role in marshalling appropriate resources in the context of integrating new customers, new technology, new acquisitions and new buildings.

Core-Mark President and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Perkins, commented "Chris and Scott are proven leaders who bring a wealth of expertise and institutional knowledge to their roles within Core-Mark. I look forward to the direction and energy they will bring to their redefined positions."

Both organizational changes will become effective January 1, 2015.

Forward Looking Statements

Any forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on the Company's current expectations, including the effective date of the organizational changes and the continued execution of strategic initiatives currently in place, all of which is subject to change.


Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. Founded in 1888, Core-Mark offers a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to approximately 33,000 customer locations in the U.S. and Canada through 29 distribution centers (excluding two distribution facilities the Company operates as a third party logistics provider). Core-Mark services traditional convenience retailers, grocers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry convenience products. For more information, please visit