News Release
 October 31, 2023
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ron Smith to senior maintenance and energy specialist.

Ron is a valuable resource in the Maintenance Department. In his new role Ron will assist with the supervision of the maintenance staff and coordination of department activities, as well as taking the lead on special assignments to allow the maintenance department to operate more efficiently. He will also assist in taking on the massive changes facing our industry with refrigeration and regulatory changes spurred on by climate change laws.

Ron has been with Tops since the Penn Traffic acquisition, holding many roles over his 27-year career both inside and in field support to the stores. He and his wife and sons are residents of Chittenango, NY.

Do you have a passion for food? So do we! Join the 28th largest supermarket chain in the country and do what you love every day-all while learning new skills, honing your craft, and growing as a leader. From various positions throughout our stores to warehouse opportunities and more, we just may have the perfect match for you! To learn more about the great opportunities that await you at your neighborhood Tops visit

### About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 149 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit


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