After a 50-year career, Dennis Stickley has retired as the VP of credit operations for the Port Washington, New York-based Associated Supermarket Group.
Stickley’s last day with ASG was Dec. 31.
Stickley, a marketing graduate of LIU Post University and a U.S. Army veteran, began his finance career as a business writer for Dun & Bradstreet. Early into his professional career, he moved into managing credit for PolyGram N.V., an entertainment company and major music record label by Dutch corporation Philips and German corporation Siemens.
In 1984, Stickley transitioned into the grocery retail industry and joined White Rose as a director of financial services and credit. In 2014, he joined ASG as the VP of credit operations.
“We are grateful for Stickleys’ dedication to ASG and our customers and for his many contributions to the business,” said ASG Co-Presidents and Co-CEOs Joe Garcia and Zulema Wiscovitch.
“Stickley brought his credibility, knowledge and experience to ASG at a time when the market was troubled by the folding of legacy wholesaler, White Rose. Making Stickley a part of our leadership team allowed ASG to offer the continuity and expertise needed to successfully run our credit department. He was instrumental in shaping opportunities for customers to establish supermarkets, making the stores a part of the fabric of the communities they serve,” said Garcia and Wiscovitch.
“On behalf of our management team and all of ASG’s employees, we wish Stickley all the best as he embarks in this new chapter of his life,” they said.
Fausto Mercado replaced Stickley as the VP of credit and collections on Jan. 1.
Associated Supermarket Group provides retail solutions to independently owned grocery stores in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region, providing distribution, marketing, merchandising, promotional services and store financing.
A relationship with ASG allows independently owned and operated stores to take advantage of the economies of scale normally available only to larger supermarket chains.
ASG’s supermarket banners include Associated, Associated Fresh, Compare, Compare Fresh, Met Foods, Met Fresh, Metropolitan City Market, Pioneer and other independently named stores.
For more information, visit asghq.com.