Retailers need to have the best of the best backing their companies, and for Big Y Foods, it found this in its new Senior Director of Distribution and Logistics, Stephen M. Creed.
With over 40 years of experience behind him, Creed will be responsible for leading Big Y's distribution teams as they transition into the newly expanded 430,000-square-foot space. In his new role, he will report to Michael P. D’Amour, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
As mentioned above, Creed brings decades of experience in the distribution industry. In 1979, he began his careers with Stop & Shop, where he held various positions including both produce and grocery receiving and operations. Creed went on to serve at companies such as Spartan Stores where he worked as the Assistant Warehouse Manager. At C&S Wholesale Grocers, he started as Facility Manager and then became Director of Perishables Distribution.
In 1997, Creed was appointed Director of Operations for Quality King Distributors, where he managed nationwide distribution from five separate warehouses. He later became Director of Distribution for Supervalu in Suffield, Connecticut, before being promoted to Project Director for Corporate Distribution. He was later promoted again to General Manager Logistics Services.
Creed joined Associated Grocers of New England in Pembroke, New Hampshire. He started as Vice President of Warehousing and Transportation until his most recent position there as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management.
Throughout his career, Creed has served on the New Hampshire Motor Transport Association and The Ryder National Food & Beverage Advisory Board. His professional training includes the Cornell University Executive Food Management Program along with Dale Carnegie Executive Management and Zenger-Miller Quest Training.
All of us here at Deli Market News extend a congratulations to Stephen on this new chapter in his career!