Big Y Foods Unveils Latest Information Resources Technology Moves; Michael P. D’Amour Comments



Big Y Foods Unveils Latest Information Resources Technology Moves; Michael P. D’Amour Comments


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SPRINGFIELD, MA - Two major leadership changes are taking place within Big Y Foods’ executive structure. The retailer announced that John Damjanovich has been appointed as Senior Director of IRT and Strategy. This follows the retirement of Michael A. Tami, Vice President of IRT, last December after 26 years of service to Big Y.

In his new role, Damjanovich will develop an overall framework to guide knowledge management at all levels of the company, as well as all divisions. Damjanovich’s 39-year career in the supermarket industry began as a part-time service clerk working in customer service, produce, deli, grocery, and night crew. In 1988, he joined Big Y and, in 1992, was promoted to full-time. One year later, he became assistant store manager in Torrington, Connecticut. By 1996, he was assigned store manager in several Connecticut markets, including Naugatuck, Rocky Hill, Monroe, Guilford, and New Milford.

John Damjanovich has been appointed Senior Director of IRT and Strategy at Big Y following the retirement of Michael A. Tami

In 2020, Damjanovich moved on to special projects manager, working with collaborative cross-functional teams across the organization from Operations, IRT, Sales, Marketing, the Project Management Office, and the Fresh and Local Distribution Center. According to a press release, he has been at the forefront of developing strategy and implementation of Big Y's Computer Assisted Ordering initiative across the entire chain. In addition, he has developed tools for employees and Big Y’s vendor partners to elevate the customer shopping experience.

Throughout his tenure, Tami led Big Y teams through rapid innovation across the company’s entire enterprise, the release noted.

Michael D'Amour, President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Y Foods
Michael D'Amour, President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Y Foods

“Mike’s leadership throughout all areas of technology has impacted every aspect of our ever-growing and dynamic business. He’s been a committed and passionate member of our team and we are all grateful for his steadfast and progressive leadership,” says Michael P. D’Amour, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to supporting John as he navigates cohesive and successful pathways within the entire IRT team.”

We wish the best of luck to these two grocery vets!

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