The GIANT Company Appoints Two Newest Executives; John Ruane Discusses
CARLISLE, PA - A pair of strategic retail experts are bolstering The GIANT Company’s ranks as of October 16, stepping into two integral executive roles. In a recent announcement, the grocer announced that Dave Lessard has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Operations, Customer Experience, and Perishable Distribution and Rebecca Lupfer was named as Chief Financial Officer.
Lessard joined the Ahold Delhaize family of brands in 2002 as Director of Produce at Giant Landover, where he also served as VP of Produce. In 2018, he joined The GIANT Company as Vice President of Fresh Merchandising, where he oversaw the produce, meat and seafood, bakery, deli, prepared foods, and floral departments.
In 2022, Lessard also added oversight of the company’s perishable distribution center to his responsibilities.
He will harness all of this expertise to oversee the retail operations, perishable distribution, and transportation teams.
Lupfer will now lead the finance, format, real estate, and strategy departments, a press release noted. The experienced exec joined The GIANT Company in 2018 as Director of Merchandising Planning before being promoted to Vice President of Merchandising, Center Store, in 2019.
Most recently, she served as Divisional President of the company’s Mid-Atlantic division. In this role, Lupfer oversaw retail operations at 100 GIANT and MARTIN’S stores across Central and Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
“Rebecca and Dave are talented, passionate, and results-driven leaders, with vast retail grocery experience and a deep awareness of our customers and their evolving needs,” commented John Ruane, President. “During their tenures with The GIANT Company, they’ve made numerous contributions to our business and their teams, and I know they will continue to do so in their new roles, setting the stage for our company’s continued success.”
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