News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 May 7, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski
716-635-5577

   
TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS PROMOTES SEVERAL STORE ASSOCIATES
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 Patty Ryan, Mark Pixley, Tim Tripi, and Jon Douglas.

Patty Ryan, who was formerly the store manager at the Dansville, NY Tops Friendly Markets has accepted the position of store manager for the TOPS markets located in Carmel, NY. Patty has been a member of the TOPS team since 1993 and held numerous roles including meat wrapper, general manager, store detective, office manager, and customer operations manager. She became a store manager in 2015 and recently was the recipient of both Store Manager of the year for her district and for her region in 2018. Patty is a resident of Bliss, NY.

Mark Pixley who was previously the store manager at the TOPS in Northfield, VT has been promoted to Center Store/Meat/Seafood Specialist for the East Region for TOPS. Mark will be responsible for the North Country District of TOPS stores overseeing all aspects of operations and merchandising for the center store along with the meat/seafood departments within the district. Mark started his career in retail over 42 years ago having held various positions including night crew manager, assistant store manager, and store manager. Mark joined the TOPS team six years ago when TOPS acquired store locations in Vermont. He and his family are residents of Northfield, Vermont.

Tim Tripi was promoted to Center-Store Field Specialist for the West Region of Tops stores after serving as a project specialist for TOPS. Tim is a graduate of West Virginia University and started his career with TOPS in 1990 as a dairy clerk. Tim has also held other various positions with TOPS including grocery manager, non-perishable manager, assistant store manager and store manager. During his time with TOPS he has worked at 27 different TOPS locations gaining a wealth of experience. Currently he resides with his family in West Seneca.

After a 53 year career with TOPS Markets, Joe Salhab is retiring in May from the position of District Manager of the West Region of TOPS and turning the reigns over to Jon Douglas who currently is the Center-Store Field Specialist for the West Region for TOPS. Jon began his career with TOPS in 1996 and has held various management positions including grocery manager, non-perishable manager, assistant store manager, and store manager. Jon is a graduate of Medaille College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He and his family are residents of Kenmore, NY.

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About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 169 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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