News Release
 December 3, 2018
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 Rick Goodwin, Jordan VanDusen, and the hiring of Blondy Daquin, Tom Patterson, Aaron Pawlak, and Jason Zwolinski.

Rick Goodwin has been with the Tops family for the past fifteen years, most recently in the role of assistant store manager. He will now take the reigns as resent coordinator for Tops West district. Rick has also held the role of grocery manager, non-perishable operations manager, and has played a vital role working alongside the renew teams in all of Tops major conversions including when Tops acquired Penn Traffic stores and stores in the Hudson Valley area. Rick and his family reside in Angola, NY.

Jordan VanDusen was recently promoted to grocery second shift receiving manager at the Tops Warehouse. Prior to his promotion, Jordan served in the capacity of grocery shipping supervisor. Prior to joining Tops, Jordan worked as a supervisor at UPS both in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo hubs. He has been with Tops since 2011. Born and raised in Lewiston, NY, Jordan is a graduate of Niagara Community College where he earned his associates degree in business management.

Blondy Daquin joins the Tops team as the new perishable warehouse shipping supervisor. Prior to joining the Tops team Blondy was a supervisor in customer service for spectrum communications. Blondy was also a semi-professional soccer player for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Originally from Marseille, France, Blondy currently resides in Buffalo, NY.

Tops is pleased to welcome Tom Patterson to the warehouse team as a new perishable warehouse shipping supervisor. Tom previously worked for Fed Ex Freight. Tom has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he majored in Political Science. Tom resides with his family in Williamsville, NY.

Tops new supply chain administrator is Aaron Pawlak. Aaron comes to the warehouse from working in the produce department at Orchard Fresh for almost three years. Aaron is a recent graduate of the University at Buffalo with a degree in business and resides in Lancaster, NY.

Tops warehouse welcomes Jason Zwolinski to the team as the new grocery receiving supervisor. Jason worked as a non-perishable manager as well as working at several Tops locations in various roles since 2013. Jason holds a bachelor’s in business administration Buffalo State College. He resides with his family in East Amherst, NY.

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About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 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 Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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