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Christian W. E. Haub, executive chairman of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc., received an award this week from the Northeast Political Action Committee (NEPAC) at the organization's annual awards ceremony for his leading role in what the grocer called its "seamless" acquisition and integration of Pathmark in late 2007. A&P president and c.e.o. Eric Claus accepted the award on Haub's behalf.
Haub expressed his thanks to grocer's board of directors, executive management team, and over 62,000 employees for their work.
Joining the company in 1991 as v.p., development & strategic planning, and a member of the board, Haub became president and c.o.o. in 1993, and was additionally named co-c.e.o. in April 1997. In 1998 Haub became president and c.e.o. He was elected chairman of the board in 2001. Haub has held his present position since 2005.
NEPAC consists of almost 20 UFCW locals from Vermont through New Jersey. The nonpartisan organization's aim is to raise and provide money for pro-business and -labor Democratic and Republican candidates and causes at the local, state, and federal levels.
Montvale, N.J.-based A&P operates 447 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia under the following banners: A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Super Fresh, and Food Basics.