King Soopers Appoints Starks
named director of pharmacy at King Soopers here, which operates 67 pharmacies in its supermarkets. Starks succeeds Jim Kobach, who was named director of pharmacy at Kroger Co., Cincinnati. Starks was pharmacy manager at a King Soopers store in Greeley, Colo., and has worked for King Soopers for five years. King Soopers is a division of Kroger.
Price Chopper Taps Specialists
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Price Chopper Supermarkets here has named Randy Smith and Mark Laurin pharmacy specialists, two new positions, reporting to Robert Hunt, director of general merchandise. Smith was pharmacy supervisor at a Price Chopper unit in Cobleskill, N.Y. Laurin was supervisor of the Price Chopper pharmacy in Wilton, N.Y.
Independents Join Safeway
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Safeway, Oakland, Calif., has named Pete Zodtner pharmacy manager and John Sarboraria a pharmacist at its new store here. Sarboraria and Zodtner were co-owners of a Rexall Drugs independent pharmacy here that has closed.
AmeriSource Names Sales VP
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. -- AmeriSource Corp., formerly Alco Health Services Corp., has named J. Michael McNamara senior vice president of sales, a new position. McNamara was vice president and regional manager of the company's West Central region, based in Eden Prairie, Minn.
W. Phil Gibson was appointed regional vice president of the West Central region, succeeding McNamara. Gibson was vice president and of the Lynchburg, Va., division.