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Big Y Announces Appointment of Six New Leaders; Michael D'Amour Comments

Big Y Announces Appointment of Six New Leaders; Michael D'Amour Comments


SPRINGFIELD, MA
Monday, February 26th, 2024

Several newly named leaders are entering key roles within Big Y Foods’ structure. Devyn Blais has been named as Vice President of Finance; John P. Fraro as Senior Director of Fresh Foods; David J. Argento as Director of Pharmacy; James T. Billingsley as Director of Accounting; Iliana Del Valle-Colon as Director of Deli, Bakery, and Kitchen; and Amanda M. Pereira as Director of Treasury.

In her new role, Blais will provide strategic leadership, planning, and direction for all financial management activities including accounting and financial reporting, cash management, and financial services and financial planning and analysis. She has over 18 years of experience within Big Y’s finance and accounting departments.

Big Y named Devyn Blais as Vice President of Finance; John P. Fraro as Senior Director of Fresh Foods; David J. Argento as Director of Pharmacy; James T. Billingsley as Director of Accounting; Iliana Del Valle-Colon as Director of Deli, Bakery, and Kitchen; and Amanda M. Pereira as Director of Treasury

Fraro will be responsible for all aspects of Big Y’s fresh departments including meat, seafood, bakery, deli, kitchen, produce, and floral. He started at Big Y in 2005 as an assistant food service/kitchen manager after having held positions in meat, bakery, and deli for two other retailers for the prior 5 years.

Argento will be responsible for setting overall direction and goals for the pharmacy division, and the development and execution of programs, promotions, services, and operational excellence for Big Y’s 33 in-store pharmacies, a press release stated.

Billingsley will provide leadership, planning, and direction for corporate accounting, inventory, and financial reporting, ensuring that Big Y’s financial statements are compliant with evolving technical accounting requirements.

The newly named leaders will head up all aspects of their respective departments

Del Valle-Colon will be responsible for all sales, marketing, and merchandising for her respective departments. She began her retail career as a greeter at New York & Co in 1999 where she held several positions including cashier, co-manager, and store manager until she joined Stop & Shop in 2002. There, she worked in various capacities.

Pereira joined Big Y in 2014 after several years in public accounting. At Big Y, she started as a manager of accounts payable and fixed assets. She then went on to accounts payable and accounts receivable manager, treasury manager, and senior treasury manager until her current appointment. In her new role, she will provide leadership, planning, and direction for accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, store accounting, and financial services.

Michael D'Amour, President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Y Foods“It’s always gratifying to see dedicated and talented individuals grow within our company,” said Michael P. D’Amour, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m confident that through their collaboration, we will continue to innovate and excel in serving our communities.”

For more info on the newly named leaders, click here.

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