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Topco Names SVPs

Topco Associates, LLC said Friday that Thomas G. Frey is on board as s.v.p. and c.f.o., and that it promoted David P. Picarillo to s.v.p. in charge of TopSource, Topco's not-for-resale program.

Frey will run Topco’s accounting, Co$trac cost-containment services, information technology, internal audit, and treasury areas.

Before joining Topco, Frey was v.p. and c.f.o. of Dominick's Finer Foods. Prior to that, he held a range of increasingly responsible positions with McCain Foods, USA; Deluxe Video Services, Inc.; The Quaker Oats Co.; and Ernst & Young.

Picarillo became v.p.-TopSource in 2006, when Topco acquired BrainTree Sourcing, the predecessor company to TopSource. Picarillo has over 21 years of retail supermarket, consulting, and management experience. Before joining BrainTree Sourcing in 2002, he was the managing director of business development for ICG Commerce, and a senior manager with Accenture.

Skokie, Ill.-based Topco provides procurement, quality assurance, packaging, and other services exclusively for its member-owners, which include supermarket retailers, wholesalers, and foodservice companies. Collectively, Topco members represent over $113 billion in consumer sales and operate thousands of stores across the country.
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