Marsh Supermarkets has named Thomas R. O’Boyle Jr. chairman, CEO and president of the company.
“I am honored by this opportunity to lead Marsh, a company that is clearly on the right path toward providing customers with the best grocery shopping experience possible,” says O’Boyle. “That progress has been made possible by the hard work and dedication of the Marsh associates. I look forward to meeting this tremendous group of people and working closely with them to build on Marsh’s past success and grow the company.”
O’Boyle comes to Marsh from Great Atlantic and Pacific (A&P), where he served as EVP of merchandising, marketing, supply and logistics. Since joining the company in 2010, O’Boyle developed and implemented a new overarching strategy and business plan to both rebuild the business and create sustainable growth. O’Boyle also was instrumental in implementing the “Store of the Neighborhood” program designed to become locally relevant in every neighborhood served. Prior to that he held senior executive positions at Sears Holdings, Albertsons and Jewel-Osco.
“Tom is an outstanding senior executive who brings over 25 years of successful experience in supermarket merchandising and marketing to his new role,” says Scott King, senior managing director of Sun Capital Partners. An affiliate of Sun Capital owns Marsh.
“We are delighted he has joined the Marsh team and look forward to his leadership and contributions to the company’s progress as well as ensuring continued focus on serving customers,” King adds.
Bill Holsworth, former Marsh COO, had served as interim CEO.
“Sun Capital Partners and the entire Marsh team would like to recognize the exemplary job that Bill Holsworth has done leading the company during the interim period while the company searched for a new CEO,” King says.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Marsh operates 64 Marsh stores, three O’Malia’s Supermarkets and 26 MainStreet Markets in Indiana and Ohio, with 40 Indiana pharmacy locations. Marsh has the distinction of being the first grocery store in the world to use electronic scanners to ring up purchases.