MINNEAPOLIS -- Nash Finch Co. here said William E. May Jr. has resigned as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.
ct to actively seek a new chief operating officer, "at least not for some time."
According to Marshall, "I appreciate Bill's contributions to Nash Finch and the assistance he has provided since I joined the company in June, and I respect and understand his desire to move on and pursue other areas of interest."
May joined Nash Finch in June 1996 and became chief operating officer last January. He could not be reached for comment last week.
Industry observers said he may have opted to leave Nash Finch to allow Marshall to install his own management team.
Prior to joining Nash Finch May spent eight years with Spartan Stores, Grand Rapids, Mich., starting in 1988 as director of finance and planning and ending in 1996 as vice president, procurement, distribution, MIS and customer service.