Marsh Unveils Promotions, New Hire

INDIANAPOLIS — Marsh Supermarkets here on Tuesday said it had promoted several executives and hired another executive from Price Chopper.

INDIANAPOLIS — Marsh Supermarkets [2] here on Tuesday said it had promoted several executives and hired another executive from Price Chopper [3].

David Siegel, senior vice president of merchandising and marketing strategic initiatives, has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and merchandising. He will continue to report to Joe Kelley, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Marsh Supermarkets. A search is under way to fill Siegel's previous position.

Bill Buck, a 43-year Marsh veteran, has been promoted to VP and general manager of Marsh's 27-store MainStreet Market operations. He will continue to report to Bill Holsworth, Marsh chief operating officer.

Bill Erickson, a 13-year Marsh employee, has been promoted to VP of Marsh Supermarket operations with responsibility for the company's 70 Marsh stores, including three O'Malia's Supermarkets. He also will continue to report to Holsworth.

Don Rix, a 32-year Marsh veteran, has been promoted to VP of pharmacy, HBC, and general merchandise. He will report to Siegel.

In addition to these promotions, Marsh also named Larry Ritzert VP of meat merchandising, reporting to Siegel. Ritzert has 40 years of experience in the meat business, most recently at Price Chopper Supermarkets, Schenectady, N.Y., where both Kelley and Siegel worked before joining Marsh earlier this year.

"These strategic changes to our executive leadership team will position Marsh to grow our business, better serve our customers, and outperform our competition," said Kelley. "In today's dynamic and very competitive marketplace, we must continue to differentiate Marsh from our competitors. The team we are putting together at Marsh will help us accomplish that goal."