The National Restaurant Association announced the appointment of two new officers to its Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group.

David D. Cox, president of ARCOP Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative) has been elected chairman, and Steve L. Pattison, CFO & VP of RSI Inc. (Restaurant Services - Burger King's Independent Purchasing & Distribution Co-op) elected treasurer.

Cox will lead the group for the next two years beginning in January. He succeeds David Parsley, SVP of supply chain management for Brinker International. Pattison will replace Wade Winters, VP of purchasing for Au Bon Pain as Treasurer.

"Supply chain management is vital to the success of restaurant and foodservice operators nationwide," said Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the NRA. "We are extraordinarily grateful to David Parsley and Wade Winters for their dedication to advancing the supply chain discussion among our members. We look forward to David Cox and Steve Pattison's leadership as they continue to provide best management practices for our industry and assist restaurateurs navigating the complex issues of safely supplying our nation's nearly one million restaurants."

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