Rich Dachman

Vice-President of Produce
Sysco

Rich Dachman is a native of Denver and attended Colorado State University. He began his produce career in Denver with his family-owned business Perry’s Produce Co. Following the sale of the family business, he and his father opened a new foodservice operation in Denver for Kraft Foods, Inc. In 1987, Rich joined Kraft’s corporate office as national director of produce.

In 1992 he began working for FreshPoint of Houston, Inc. as President of Southern Produce, and two years later he was president of FreshPoint Operating companies in Houston, Denver, Atlanta and their central procurement office in Salina, CA. When Sysco acquired FreshPoint in 2000, Rich was appointed to be Senior Vice President, Western Region and in 2007 was promoted to Vice President of Produce for Sysco Corporation. Rich was awarded The Packer’s Foodservice Achievement Award in 2010 and served as Chairman for the PMA in 2012. He and his wife, Clari, have four sons and reside in Sugar Land, Texas.