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New York’s Price Chopper Supermarkets announced the following promotions:

• Jerel T. Golub has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), reporting to Neil Golub. Jerry has been Executive Vice President and COO since February 2008, and prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Merchandising and Vice President of Marketing, as well as a number of other positions in both Merchandising and Finance during his twenty-seven year career.

• Joe Kelley has been promoted to Executive Vice President, reporting to Jerry Golub. He has served as Vice President, Sales and Merchandising since February 2008 and has held many other positions in the Stores, Operations and Merchandising including Vice President, Merchandising and Vice President, Perishables.

• David Golub, has been promoted to Vice President of Administration, reporting to Jerry Golub. David has served as Vice President, Store Operations since May 2006. Prior to that, he served as a Regional Vice President, Zone Director, Private Label Category Manager, Produce/GM Specialist and Store Manager.

• Russell Zwanka has been promoted to Vice President, Sales, Merchandising and Marketing, reporting to Joe Kelley. Zwanka most recently served as Vice President of Merchandising. Before joining Price Chopper, he was Executive Vice President, Procurement and Marketing at the Northwest Company.

• Mike Davidson has been promoted to Vice President, Operations, reporting to Joe Kelley. Mike most recently served as Regional Vice President, Operations. Before joining Price Chopper, he was Vice President, Operations with Marsh Supermarkets and Vice President, Operations and Merchandising with Tops Markets.

• Mark Chandler has been promoted to Vice President, Supply Chain, reporting to Jerry Golub. He will assume responsibility for the Distribution/Transportation area. Mark joined Price Chopper in 2005. Prior to that, he was the CPG Industry Director for Kurt Salmon Associates.

• Bob Doyle has been promoted to Vice President, Distribution, reporting to Mark Chandler. Bob joined the company in 1976 and has held various positions in Store Operations, Human Resources, Transportation and most recently served as Vice President, Warehousing.

As part of the company’ succession plan, Neil Golub will continue to serve as chairman and CEO.
KC's View:
Congrats to all.