2019 Annual Leadership Development Conference


DALLAS, TX | MARCH 10 - 13, 2019


Grady Rosier

President & CEO

Grady Rosier is President and CEO of McLane Company, Inc., a 50 billion-dollar supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. A subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway Inc., based in Temple, Texas, McLane employees over 22,000 teammates, operates more than 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and has one of the nation’s largest private fleets.

Since becoming President and CEO in February 1995, Grady’s invaluable leadership has resulted in significant market share growth and substantial revenue increases—from $5.6 billion to $50 billion—all while continuing to be debt-free. Other notable achievements under Grady’s leadership include:

  • Lead the expansion of McLane to 80 distribution centers across the U. S. and a fleet of 2,100 tractors and 3,000 multi-temp trailers.

  • Instrumental in the negotiation of the sale of McLane from Wal-Mart to Berkshire Hathaway for $1.5 billion in 2003.

  • Played a leading role in the acquisition of Empire Distributors, Inc., (Alcoholic Beverage distribution) in 2010 and Meadowbrook Meat Company, MBM (National Foodservice Distributor) in 2012.

  • Influential in ensuring that McLane has never failed to exceed its annual operating plan

A 34-year McLane teammate, Grady has served in numerous senior management positions prior to his current role including Senior Vice President, Marketing and Customer Service.
Prior to joining McLane, Grady spent 11 years in various executive roles, concluding with Vice President/General Manager, at Sav-A-Stop, a leading regional convenience store chain. Before that, he spent six years of honorable service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Business and Professional Associations

  • Former Lead Director, Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc.

  • 1st Past Chairman, National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors

  • 2015 Texas Business Hall of Fame Legend

  • Current Director, NVR, Inc.

  • Current Director, NuStar Energy

Florida Junior College, Jacksonville, Florida
BA, History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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