NEW YORK — Fairway Group Holdings Corp., parent the Fairway Market chain, on Thursday said it has named two executives to focus on the company’s new production facility.


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Dan Myers was hired as senior vice president, production and distribution center, and will be responsible for all aspects of operations at Fairway's new approximately 240,000-square-foot production center, which will serve as a central commissary, bakery and produce distribution site with the capacity to support approximately 30 stores. Myers most recently was executive vice president of operations for DeMet’s Candy Co.

Also, Dennis Tortora joined Fairway as controller, production and distribution center, and will be responsible for the facility's financial and operating controls and systems. He most recently was chief financial officer and treasurer of Balance Bar.

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“We are very pleased to welcome Dan and Dennis to Fairway as we continue our focus on building a team to support our new central production center and our future store growth opportunities,” said Charles Santoro, Fairway's executive chairman. “We look forward to Dan and Dennis' contributions and believe their extensive food manufacturing, operational and financial experience will help us as we further execute on our mission to provide the best fresh, natural, organic and conventional foods to our customers at great values.”

Fairway said it expects the production center will begin operations late this year.

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