Furr's Appoints Financial Chief
Supermarkets here has named Patrick S. Totman executive vice president and chief financial officer, a new position.
Totman, a 27-year veteran of the grocery industry, most recently was senior vice president-treasury for Safeway, Oakland, Calif. At Furr's, he oversees finances. Totman also has experience in international banking, investor relations and real estate law. He reports to Jan Friederich, chief executive officer.
Additionally, Furr's named Michael J. Daly senior vice president of finance, a new position. Daly was vice president, treasurer and controller at Furr's and has been with the retailer and its predecessor company for 14 years. He reports to Totman.
Furr's, which was founded in 1991 following a management-led buyout coordinated by Friederich, operates 64 grocery stores and nine warehouse stores in 30 cities in New Mexico and west Texas.
Foodarama Appoints Senior VP
FREEHOLD, N.J. -- Foodarama Supermarkets here has named Michael Shapiro senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer as part of a realignment of senior management.
Shapiro most recently was vice president of finance and operations at Apex One. He also has had supermarket industry experience as executive vice president of finance and corporate development and treasurer of Mayfair Super Markets, a 30-store operator based in Elizabeth, N.J.
At Foodarama, which operates 21 supermarkets under the ShopRite banner, Shapiro reports to Joseph Saker, president and chairman.
As part of its management realignment, Foodarama said Joseph Troilo, who was senior vice president of finance, has been named senior vice president of financial administration, a new position.
Foodarama, a member of the cooperative Wakefern Food Corp., Elizabeth, N.J., operates stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Byerly's Adds Engineering Post
EDINA, Minn. -- Byerly's here has named Gregg Okerman manager of store engineering, a new position.
Okerman was senior store engineer in the Minneapolis division of Supervalu, a food distribution company that has its headquarters in Minneapolis. At Byerly's, he is responsible for capital improvements, store remodels and upgrades.
Okerman reports to John Meyers, vice president of real estate and development.
Additionally, Tamra Laska has been named director of human resources, also a new position.
Laska is responsible for building a network of employee services, such as employee training and career development programs; labor relations, safety and loss prevention and governmental compliance programs.
She reports to Dale Riley, chief operating officer.
Laska was the employee services director in the Minneapolis division of Supervalu.
Byerly's operates eight supermarkets in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, a ninth unit in St. Cloud, Minn., and expects to open its 10th store this fall in Chanhassen, a southwestern suburb of Minneapolis.
King Kullen Names Labor Aide
WESTBURY, N.Y. -- King Kullen Grocery Co. here has named John Santoro assistant to the director of labor relations, a new position.
Santoro is involved in negotiating new contracts, tracking new and changed labor laws and revising corporate policies to comply with those laws. He reports to Tom Nagle, director of labor relations.