Mt. Sterling, Ill. - Dot Foods, one of the area's largest employers, is proud to announce the promotion of Anita Montgomery to vice president of replenishment. The promotion marks the appointment of the first female vice president in company history. Joe Tracy, president and COO of Dot Foods, made the announcement.

"Anita has proven to be one of our most outstanding leaders," Tracy said of Montgomery, who's been with Dot for 5 years. "More importantly, she's been able to combine her leadership with her experience to yield tremendous results in every role she's filled with us."

Montgomery began her career with Dot Foods in 2008 as credit manager before being promoted to director of credit just 18 months later and now to VP of replenishment in 2013. She currently leads Dot's Women's Leadership Group, an internal organization that focuses on the development of successful female leadership within the company. In her new role, Montgomery will oversee Dot's replenishment department, which is responsible for maintaining and replenishing inventory at Dot's eight distribution centers.

Montgomery has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Hannibal-LaGrange University and MBA from Western Illinois University, and is a certified public accountant. Prior to joining Dot Foods, Montgomery served as senior vice president and CFO at Corn Belt Bank & Trust Company in Pittsfield, Ill.

"I'm honored at the opportunity to join the replenishment department and harness the tremendous talent they have," Montgomery said. "Dot has given me the opportunity to lead many talented groups and I'm looking forward to all of the challenges ahead with my new group."

About Dot Foods

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth and are hiring in record numbers. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all eight locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 600 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For information, visit www.dotfoods.com.