( Courtesy JOH )

JOH, Billerica, Mass., has promoted Kathy Sullivan to senior vice president of its Specialty and Alternate Channel.

Sullivan has worked in the food industry for 35 years, according to a news release, including 13 years as vice president of the JOH Specialty and Alternate Channel. Her career began at Star Market, working in every area of the retailer. She also had her own brokerage firm, Paragon Sales.

"This well-deserved promotion reflects Kathy's growth, experience and enthusiasm for our business,” Matt O’Hare, president and chief operations officer, said in the release. “She works tirelessly to over-deliver for our clients and customers, and is truly driven to sell right.”