Chris Saylor holds Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Science in Law degree from Champlain College. Saylor, Head of Operations for Associated Wholesalers, Inc. and White Rose, Inc., together a multi-billion dollar wholesaler, is a key business partner to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and peer members of the executive team. He is an executive with proven success overseeing multiple divisions and sites, preparing and controlling multi-million dollar budgets, and coordinating company-wide continuous improvement projects.
Saylor’s responsibilities as Head of Operations include setting strategic direction and driving execution across the company’s entire warehousing and distribution network, which services more than 2,300 supermarket, neighborhood market, and convenience stores. Chris is accountable for the overall operations and financial performance of AWI’s five distribution centers, and he leads 12 senior managers (including operations, inventory, quality, and industrial engineering) and more than 1,100 associates and their managers and supervisors. When he first joined AWI, Chris Saylor oversaw distribution functions for the company’s 800 customer co-op division as its Director of Distribution.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys supporting philanthropic initiatives. He is active in the National Police Defense Foundation, and he contributes to the Children’s Miracle Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and United Way. His other interests include attending community events, visiting museums and historical sites, and boating. Saylor is also committed to health and fitness and enjoys exercising. He and his family frequented Madeira Beach for vacation for many years, a tradition he continues today. He is a native of (Fairfield) Cincinnati, Ohio.
Warehousing & Distribution Executive
Logistics & Supply Chain Leader