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Tops Taps Its Third Woman For Warehouse Leadership Role

Kelly Quigley, GM, Tops DC

Williamsville, New York-based Tops Friendly Markets has named Kelly Quigley GM of its Tops Grocery Distribution Center.

Quigley becomes the third woman Tops has named to oversee a warehouse facility.

In June, Tops announced the promotion of Sandy Macpeek to the role of GM of the Tops Frozen Distribution Facility in West Seneca, New York. She joined Tammy Hurley, who is GM of the Tops Perishable Distribution Center.

“To have all three major facilities being overseen by women is a rare occurrence in our industry,” said Tabitha Rusk, HR manager-distribution for Tops Friendly Markets. “Warehousing is typically a male-dominated field; to have an all-woman leadership team makes this a pretty unique situation, one that we’re quite proud of.”

Quigley joined Tops after holding various leadership positions within Sumitomo Rubber North American and American Sales Co. Most recently she was operations manager of Sumitomo Rubber. According to Tops, “She brings a wealth of experience working within a distribution environment as well as improving associate engagement while consistently hitting key performance metrics.”

Tops Markets LLC operates 159 full-service supermarkets in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont and has five franchise stores. It is the largest private, for-profit employer in western New York with 14,000 associates.

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Lorrie Griffith

An observer of the grocery industry since 1988. Away from her editor job, she's a wife and mother of two grown sons and thinks cooking is (usually) relaxing.

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