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Price Chopper Supermarkets/Golub Corp. has promoted Angelo Cannistraci to the position of VP, merchandising, reporting directly to VP of Sales, merchandising and marketing Russell Zwanka. In his new role, Cannistraci will oversee fresh merchandising, grocery, general merchandise, HBC and pricing for the 125-store chain.
Cannistraci has worked for Schenectady, N.Y.-based Price Chopper since 1975, holding many positions in both stores and merchandising at headquarters. His most recent position was VP of grocery merchandising.
Succeeding him in that recently vacated position is Jack Serota, who will report directly to Cannistraci. Serota will have responsibility for all aspects of grocery merchandising at the chain.
A Price Chopper employee since 2004, Serota most recently most held the position of VP of general merchandise. He joined the company from Giant-Landover, where he was director of general merchandise/HBC. Before that, he held the same position with Safeway¹s Eastern Division.
In other executive moves at Price Chopper:
Tom Bird has been named VP of supply chain integration, reporting directly to VP of supply chain Mark Chandler. In his new role, Bird will handle inbound traffic scheduling, nonperishable procurement and store-ordering systems at Price Chopper. Since joining the company in 1976, he has worked in various capacities in both the stores and headquarters, most recently as VP of transportation.
Bill Bishop has been promoted to director of warehousing operations, reporting directly VP of warehousing and transportation Bob Doyle. Bishop will have responsibility for all warehousing operations at the grocer. A Price Chopper employee since 2003, Bishop most recently held the position of superintendent of perishables.
Ed McManus has been promoted to the position of regional VP, reporting directly to VP of operations Mike Davidson. McManus, who succeeds the retired Al Provancher, will oversee 42 Price Chopper stores in Vermont, northern and central New York. He has worked for Price Chopper since 1980.
John Medulla is now zone director, reporting directly to Area No. 1 regional VP Jody Plonski. As zone director, Medulla, who has been with the company since 2001, will have responsibility 15 Price Chopper stores in the Capital District area.
Terry Jerauld has also been promoted to zone director, reporting directly to McManus,. A Price Chopper employee since 1983, Jerrauld will oversee 14 stores in central New York, including the Utica area.
The Golub Corp. owns and operates Price Chopper stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Golub employs over 25,000 associates who collectively own 52 percent of the company¹s privately held stock.