Hannaford Supermarkets said Michael Vail will suceed Brad Wise as company president following Wise's retirement June 30.
Vail, a 29-year veteran of the company, is currently chief merchant and supply chain officer for Delhaize America. Early in his career, his roles with Hannaford included retail management trainee, store manager, district manager, category manager and director of deli merchandising. Prior to leading the supply chain for Delhaize America, Vail was president and COO of Sweetbay Supermarkets in Florida.
A 30-year veteran of Hannaford and Delhaize America, Wise began his career with the organization as a retail management trainee and worked as a store manager and regional VP of retail operations, among other roles. Prior to becoming Hannaford president in 2012, Wise served as SVP of HR for Delhaize America, the parent company of Hannaford, which is based in Scarborough, Maine.
"Brad's announcement of his retirement marks a transition in his distinguished and successful career with our company," said Kevin Holt, CEO, Delhaize America. "During the next few months, Brad and Mike will work together to develop a smooth transition plan to ensure the continued forward momentum of our Hannaford strategic plan. I am grateful that we were able to tap into strong internal talent to ensure a seamless transition."
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