Wegmans Food Markets announces leadership team for its new Medford store, scheduled to open on Sunday, Nov. 5

Wegmans Hiring Offices in Medford and Natick Will Offer Open Interviews During Select Wednesdays in October

MEDFORD, MA, 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today (October 04, 2017) announced the local leadership team managing its new Medford store, which opens Sunday, Nov. 5 at Meadow Glen on the north side of Mystic Valley Parkway at Locust St. This group consists of the store manager, executive chef, and three area managers who each supervise several Wegmans departments. Altogether, they bring 104 years of experience working for the family-owned company.

Hiring and training are ongoing for the Medford store and Wegmans Natick, which is set to open in spring 2018 at Natick Mall. Those who are interested in working at either location should apply online at Wegmans.com/careers. Both locations are also offering open interviews during select Wednesdays in October. For full details, please call the employment office in Medford at 781-322-0985 or Natick at 508-960-0104.

The Wegmans Medford leadership team is as follows:

Store Manager Kevin Russell
Kevin Russell began his career as a produce clerk at Wegmans’ Corning, New York, store in 1986. Two years later, he was the store’s produce night manager. As opportunities opened up, he moved from one assignment to the next, mainly in stores in New York’s Southern Tier and Pennsylvania. He rose from night managerial positions to perishable manager, then assistant store manager. Russell became a store manager in 1999, just 13 years after joining Wegmans, and most recently managed the Burlington, Massachusetts location. He will oversee the store’s 450 employees and is currently building the team that will deliver the incredible customer service Wegmans is known for in Medford.

Executive Chef Arlo Trainor
Arlo Trainor got a delicious taste of his future when he took a summer job before college at Carmella’s Italian Kitchen in Brookfield, the town where he grew up. He opened his own restaurant, Arlo’s North End, in 2003 and sold the restaurant in 2010 to find a better work-life balance. Trainor interviewed with Wegmans and was hired in 2011 to work in prepared foods at the Northborough store. He was named sushi team leader in 2012, sous chef in 2013, store chef in 2015, and executive chef in 2016. The Medford store will be the first that Trainor has opened, giving him a key role in the hiring and training of some 120 culinary employees who will report to him.

Perishable Area Manager Ted Kamas
Ted Kamas began working at Wegmans in 1998 as a part-time cashier. He brings prior experience in a variety of positions as a management intern, management trainee, meat and seafood manager, employee representative, service area manager, and merchandising area manager. As perishable area manager in Medford, Kamas will oversee the produce, floral, bakery, seafood, meat, cheese, and deli departments, ensuring Wegmans’ high standards for the freshest ingredients are met and employees are prepared to share cooking techniques and food knowledge with Wegmans customers.

Merchandising Area Manager Alicia Elliott
Alicia Elliott became a Wegmans employee in 1980, working part-time as a cashier. She went on to work in other areas as a night manager, front end manager, photo and video manager, pharmacy manager, produce manager, and service area manager. She has also worked in Wegmans corporate accounting. In her current role as merchandising manager, she’ll supervise the grocery, dairy, frozen foods, health and wellness, bulk, wine, liquor, beer, and home and entertaining departments. Elliott will work collaboratively across the store to ensure that the thousands of products that Wegmans offers are well displayed and well stocked.

Service Area Manager Paula Culhane
Paula Culhane started her Wegmans career in 2006 as a part-time cashier before taking on roles in cheese and seafood, a store operations internship, as seafood department manager, and most recently, as front end manager. At the Medford store, she will lead the front end, service desk, maintenance, Helping Hands, and accounting office as the store’s service area manager. Culhane’s priority is to ensure that incredible customer service is delivered every day. She will also oversee local community giving, carrying out Wegmans’ commitment to make a difference in every community it serves.

Wegmans Medford is a 120,000 sq. ft. supermarket that includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 200, as well as The Burger Bar, an in-store restaurant counter that serves delicious burgers, fresh salads, flavorful sandwiches, specialty milkshakes, soup and sides. Visit http://www.wegmans.com/medford for store information, including Wegmans Shoppers Club sign up and driving directions.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 94-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.

Press Contact:

Valerie Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.com

Source: Wegmans Food Markets

ScanSource Communications and Imago ScanSource merge into ScanSource Imago; announces new leadership team

Greenville, South Carolina, 2017-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — ScanSource Communications and Imago ScanSource today ( April 05, 2017) announced its new leadership team in the next stage of the integration of the two businesses. In support of that, the business unit will now operate under the name ScanSource Imago.

The dedicated sales leadership team is in place to support ScanSource Imago’s European operations. Paul Emery, Vice President, UK and Ireland, will be responsible for ScanSource Imago’s sales operations in the UK and Ireland. John Vickerage has been named Area Vice President of Northern Europe, with overall responsibility for sales in DACH, Benelux, Nordics, Baltics and Eastern Europe, and Nicolas Jouan has been appointed Area Vice President of Southern Europe, with responsibility for sales in France. Phil Boyd, Vice President of Merchandising, will lead the teams responsible for managing the vendor relationships.

In 2014, ScanSource acquired Imago, Europe’s leading value-added distributor of video and voice communications equipment and services. The integration of ScanSource Communications and Imago ScanSource will allow enhanced scale and focus on the growth of the business unit as a collective, across geographies and technologies. Resellers will have access to a greater line card of communications solutions – voice, video and data products – from a single source. ScanSource Imago will also deliver a greater range of value-added expertise, including services to assist resellers in delivering a broader range of communications solutions and services. ScanSource’s vendor partners will also have access to a greater number of resellers, new opportunities created by integrating the companies, as well as larger teams looking after their businesses, ensuring more avenues to promote and sell their products.

James Vickerage, president of ScanSource Imago, commented, “This announcement is an exciting next step in ScanSource Imago’s European journey. The continued integration of the companies allows us to build on the strengths of both organizations, while offering significant growth opportunities for our partners across Europe. I’m pleased with the strong leadership team we have in place, as they bring extensive experience from a business, operations and local market perspective.”

For more information about ScanSource Imago, please visit www.scansourceimago.com.

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, focusing on point-of-sale, barcode, physical security, video, voice, data networking and technology services.  ScanSource’s teams provide value-added solutions and operate from two segments, Worldwide Barcode, Networking and Security and Worldwide Communications and Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its resellers and sales partners choose, configure, and deliver the industry’s best solutions across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America, and Europe.  In August 2016, ScanSource entered the recurring revenue telecom and cloud services market through its acquisition of Intelisys, the industry’s leading technology services distributor. Founded in 1992, ScanSource is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina and was named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. ScanSource ranks #685 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, please visit www.scansource.com.

Contact:

Melissa Andrews
Public Relations Manager
Phone: 864.286.4425

Source: ScanSource, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets announces leadership team for its Owings Mills, MD store opening Sept. 18

OWINGS MILLS, MD, 2016-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today ( 08/09/2016 ) announced the leadership team spearheading the management of its Owings Mills store, opening Sept. 18 at Foundry Row on the intersection of Reisterstown (Route 140) and Painters Mill Roads. The Owings Mills leadership team consists of the store manager, executive chef, pharmacy area manager, and three area managers who each supervise several departments.

Hiring and training are ongoing for part-time culinary positions such as line cooks and customer service in prepared foods. Those interested in applying can visit www.wegmans.com/careers for more information.

Store Manager Matt LePore
Matt LePore was raised in Wegmans’ hometown of Rochester, N.Y. and began his career with the company as a part-time cashier and helping hand (parking lot attendant) while still in high school. A recipient of the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program, LePore graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York College at Brockport before moving to Virginia to work at the Dulles store. There he rose through the ranks as a service team leader, front end manager, and perishable area manager before moving to the Frederick, Md. location where he ultimately became the store manager. LePore and his family moved to Westminster in 2015 to begin building and developing his team of 475 in preparation for the Owings Mills store opening.

Executive Chef Tom Schwarzweller
Tom Schwarzweller began cooking at age five and went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. A former executive chef at the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys in Baltimore, he joined Wegmans in 2005 as executive chef at the chain’s first Maryland location, in Hunt Valley. He then led the kitchen at the Columbia store before settling into his new role at Owings Mills where he will oversee an exceptional culinary team of 105. This group will provide the restaurant-quality prepared foods Wegmans is known for, with mix and match self-serve food bars, subs, hot soup, fresh sushi, The Burger Bar, and more – all for in-store dining or takeout. Chef Schwarzweller is an avid gardener and lives in Reisterstown.

Pharmacy Area Manager Karen Bernardi, Pharm D.
Karen Bernardi, Pharm D., joined Wegmans in 2004 as a part-time cashier in Rochester, N.Y. There she honed her customer service skills and later worked in the floral department and service desk before becoming a pharmacy technician and intern while attending pharmacy school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. After graduation, Bernardi moved to Baltimore, Md. and became a Wegmans pharmacist at the Columbia store. As pharmacy area manager, she will now lead the Owings Mills pharmacy and its staff, helping employees and customers live healthier, better lives. Pharmacy services include immunizations, auto-refill of prescriptions, free home shipping, pet medications, and competitively low prices on select generic prescriptions.

Perishable Area Manager Rob Pearce
Rob Pearce began working at Wegmans in 2000 and has experience in a variety of positions, including customer service on the front end and bulk foods, service team leader, front end manager, bakery manager, and service area manager. As perishable area manager in Owings Mills, he will oversee product quality, sales, and employee development for the produce, floral, bakery, seafood, meat, cheese, and deli departments. Pearce will ensure Wegmans’ high standards for the freshest ingredients are met and employees are prepared to share in-depth food knowledge with Wegmans customers. He completed his undergraduate degree at Ithaca College and earned his MBA from Strayer University. Pearce resides in Millersville.

Merchandising Area Manager Natalie Ray
Natalie Ray is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has been with Wegmans since 2011. A Mt. Airy resident, she previously served as a front end coordinator, service team leader, general merchandise manager, and grocery manager. In her role at the Owings Mills store, she’ll supervise employee development, merchandising and sales for a variety of departments, such as grocery, dairy, frozen foods, Nature’s Marketplace and General Merchandise. With an eye for design, Ray will work collaboratively across the store to ensure that products are well stocked and beautifully displayed to make grocery shopping outstanding for Wegmans customers.

Service Area Manager Jared McLaughlin
Jared McLaughlin resides in Baltimore City and has been a Wegmans employee since 2009. A graduate of the State University of New York College at Brockport, he started with Wegmans as a service team leader and front end manager before taking on various special assignments within Wegmans’ Maryland division. In his new role as service area manager at Owings Mills, he will lead the front end, service desk, helping hands and accounting office. McLaughlin will ensure incredible customer service is delivered every day, which is a point of distinction at Wegmans. He will also oversee local community giving, carrying out Wegmans’ commitment to make a difference in every community it serves.

Wegmans Owings Mills is a 109,000 square-foot supermarket that includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating for nearly 300, as well as The Burger Bar, an in-store restaurant counter that serves delicious burgers, fresh salads, flavorful sandwiches, specialty milkshakes, soups and sides.

Visit www.wegmans.com/owingsmills for store details, Wegmans Shoppers Club sign up, directions, and a countdown to the grand opening.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 90-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.

Contact Information:  

Valerie Fox
Wegmans media relations coordinator
585-720-5713

Source:  Wegmans