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Giant Carlisle president to retire
February 7th, 2014
CARLISLE, Pa. – Rick Herring, president of Ahold USA's Giant Carlisle division, plans to retire from the company next week.
The food and drug retailer said Thursday that Herring is slated to step down from the position on Feb. 14.
Bhavdeep Singh, executive vice president of operations at Ahold USA, will oversee the Giant Carlisle division on an interim basis until a full-time replacement is appointed, according to the company.
Herring has held a range of leadership posts in his nearly 25 years at Ahold. He was named president of Giant Carlisle in December 2009, succeeding Sander van der Laan. Before that, Herring served as executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer.
"We would like to thank Rick for his numerous contributions to our companies, as well as for his leadership, dedication, and years of service. We wish him all the best in this next phase of his life and career," Ahold USA chief operating officer James McCann said in a statement.
Ahold's Giant Carlisle division operates nearly 200 supermarkets, including about 150 in-store pharmacies, in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia under the banners Giant and Martin's.
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