News Release
 December 6, 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 Chris Clary, Tom Sulski, Matt Root, and Lacey Klinkbeil.

Chris Clary, formerly assistant store manager at store Pulaski, NY Tops will now serve as store manager for the Hannibal, NY Tops. Chris began his career in the grocery industry in 2000 as a cart clerk for the Fairmount P&C. He then joined the Tops team in 2010 as an operations manager and has held several positions over the years. He and his wife are residents of Syracuse, NY.

Tom Sulski, joins the corporate team as category business manager of the natural/organic category. Previously Tom was the general manager of Orchard Fresh. Tom joined the Tops team in 2000 as a cart associate at the Tops located at Delaware/Sheridan and worked his way up through the ranks to hold positions as grocery manager, non-perishable operations manager, and assistant store manager. He resides with his family in Tonawanda, NY.

Taking on the role of store manager at the North Boston, NY Tops is Matt Root of West Seneca, NY. Matt was previously assistant store manager of the Tops on Maple Road in Amherst, NY before taking on this new role. Matt has been a team member with Tops since 2004 where he started his career as a produce clerk. Since then he has held numerous positions in a variety of departments.

Lacey Klinkbeil joined the Tops team in 2008 working her way through store operations holding various management positions at stores throughout the chain in the front end, office, bookkeeping, price discipline, and floral departments. She brings a great deal of store experience to her new role as labor management scheduling specialist, overseeing the day to day management of the scheduling and functions of Tops labor management system. She will also help develop the labor processes and standards that will be configured. Additionally, Lacey will train and maintain the sustainability of Tops labor management applications. Lacey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Buffalo State College and an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Genesee Community College. She and her family are residents of Leroy, NY.

### 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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