Price Chopper/Golub Corp. Promotes Execs

Price Chopper Supermarkets/Golub Corp. has promoted Shelley Florence to the position of VP of associate relations, Chester Pennacchia to the position of director of construction, and Andrew White to the position of zone director.

In her new role, Florence has responsibility for the associate relations areas of corporate headquarters, distribution and stores for the Northeast regional chain, and continues to oversee the grocer’s corporate communications areas. She now reports directly to SVP of human resources Margaret Davenport. Florence came to Price Chopper in 1988 and has held several positions in training and recruitment. Her most recent position was director of associate relations/retail.

Reporting directly to VP of engineering and construction Bill Sweet, Pennacchia now oversees the development and construction of new and remodeled stores as well as corporate facilities. He also manages the operation of the corporate mill shop. An employee of Price Chopper since 1979, Pennacchia has held various positions in the engineering department, most recently that of manager of construction.

In his new position, White, who reports directly to regional VP of Zone 1 Al Provancher, is responsible for the daily operation of 15 stores in the Capital District area of New York. He joined Price Chopper since 1981 and proceeded to his way up through the ranks, most recently holding the position of regional perishable merchandising specialist.

Schenectady, N.Y.-based Golub Corp. owns and operates 119 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The family-owned company employs over 23,000 associates who collectively own 55 percent of its privately held stock.
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