Stop & Shop/Giant Hires, Promotes Executives

QUINCY, Mass. -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co./Giant Food here has made the following new hires and promotions within the company:

Peter Hurtgen has been appointed s.v.p., labor relations. In this role he will head Stop & Shop/Giant Food's labor relations activities. His most recent position was as partner in the Labor & Employment group of Morgan Lewis, representing senior management. Hurtgen has also served as director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and as both a member and chair of the National Labor Relations Board.

Ruth Kinzey has been named to the newly created position of s.v.p., communication and public affairs, in which capacity she has overall responsibility for Stop & Shop/Giant Food's communications and messaging to associates, customers, media, government, and the community. Kinzey will also handle the development and execution of the company's corporate social responsibility strategy. With 30 years of communication experience to draw from, she has held similar positions in the grocery, trucking, natural gas, and computer software industries.

David McGlinchey has been promoted to s.v.p., business insight and merchandising services, in which role he will lead Stop & Shop and Giant Food's pricing, VIP ("Value Improvement Program"), business insights, merchandising services, and merchandising systems groups. Since joining Stop & Shop in 1996, McGlinchey has held a number of major roles, most recently serving as v.p. of merchandising services.

Jim Sylvia has become s.v.p., real estate, assuming responsibility for overseeing Stop & Shop/Giant Food's real estate portfolio, in addition to acquisitions and new and replacement stores. Sylvia joined Stop & Shop in 1994 and has held a variety of positions in the real estate department. He most recently served as v.p. of real estate, in which capacity he oversaw real estate transactions for both Stop & Shop and Giant Food.

Stop & Shop/Giant Food employs more than 82,000 associates and operates 575 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

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