INDIANAPOLIS — Marsh Supermarkets here on Monday confirmed that Joseph M. Kelley has been named chairman, president and chief executive officer of the privately owned chain.
As previously reported, Kelley will succeed Frank Lazaran, who is leaving for family reasons, the company said. Kelley most recently executive vice president at Price Chopper Supermarkets, Schenectady, N.Y., and he previously held senior executive positions at A&P, Bozzuto’s Inc. and Adams Hometown Markets.
"Joe is an outstanding senior executive who brings 25 years of successful experience in supermarket sales, merchandising and marketing to his new role," said Scott King, senior managing director of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sun Capital Partners, an affiliate of which owns Marsh. "We are delighted he has joined the Marsh team, and look forward to his leadership and contributions to the company’s progress and continued focus on serving customers well."
Marsh operates 78 Marsh stores, 3 O’Malia’s Supermarkets and 16 MainStreet Markets in Indiana and Ohio.