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A&P Appoints John Metzger Chief Information Officer

MONTVALE, N.J. - The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Inc. announced on Tuesday that John E. Metzger has been appointed senior vice president & chief information officer.

Reporting directly to chairman and CEO Christian Haub, Metzger will be responsible for leading the information services organization in support of A&P's strategic initiatives and objectives. He succeeds Nicholas L. Ioli Jr., who left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Metzger joined A&P in 1999 as vice president, supply & logistics. In 2001, he was promoted to senior vice president and business leader of the company's supply chain and business process initiative. He will retain that role in addition to his new responsibility as CIO. Previously, Metzger was senior vice president of CS Integrated LLC, a unit of Security Capital Investment Trust (ProLogis), responsible for IS, strategic planning, marketing, transportation and engineering. Earlier, he held logistics and distribution management roles for RJR Nabisco and Standard Brands.

"In the past year, John has spearheaded the development and integration of our new business process and systems solutions into our merchandising, store operations and distribution functions. I am pleased with our progress thus far in executing this initiative, and confident that John's leadership will ensure its successful completion," Haub said.
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