Giant Eagle’s Levee Joins McLane In Food Safety Role


Temple, TX — McLane Co., Inc. has appointed Terry Levee senior director of food safety and quality assurance. Levee brings more than 35 years of expertise in food safety, quality assurance and regulatory affairs. His background, including his most recent role as senior director of food safety and regulatory compliance for Giant Eagle, positions him to lead McLane’s food safety team and support the company’s newest retail foodservice endeavor, McLane Fresh.


“Terry’s appointment reinforces our continued focus on upholding the highest standards in food safety. We look forward to Terry’s leadership carrying forward and further enhancing our food safety practices, ensuring our retail and restaurant partners receive the best-in-class service they have come to expect from McLane,” says Larry Parsons, chief administrative officer.

McLane has invested more than $1 billion in developing and maintaining a custom cold chain system across 80 distribution centers nationwide and has more than 5.6 million square feet of refrigerated and frozen warehouse space. The company’s food safety program achieved BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (BRCGS) certification.

“We anticipate that Terry’s addition to our team and his impact on our food safety program will be nothing short of extraordinary. The expertise and leadership showcased in his previous roles have left an indelible mark on those companies, and we believe he will continue his strong track-record here at McLane,” says Parsons.

Levee’s appointment comes as current senior director of food safety and quality assurance, Sam Richardson, plans to retire after 48 years with the company.

In addition, the company is promoting Mike Rose and Michelle Viverette, to the roles of director, food safety and senior manager, food safety, respectively.