Tops Friendly Markets is making significant investments into its supply chain, adding a new face to its roster with experience in operations and efficiencies. The company has welcomed veteran Lorenzo Grooms as its new Director of Warehouse Operations.
Lorenzo, in his new role, will lead all functions relating to warehouse operations in the Grocery, Perishable, and Frozen Distribution Centers. This will include improving the company’s supply chain and overall efficiency to Tops stores, which span New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Massachusetts.
Lorenzo comes to the company most recently from Sysco International Food Group, where he served as Director of Operations. Lorenzo has a wealth of experience working within a union environment and with collective bargaining agreements, as well as experience with process improvement, safety, and staff development. Lorenzo has also gained industry experience from time spent at Giant Eagle, where he served as Operations Manager for 14 years.
In his new role with Tops, Lorenzo’s responsibilities will also encompass developing and implementing initiatives to enhance associate morale, team performance in the execution of optimum store service, delivery of results in key financial metrics, staffing, selection/receiving accuracy, and throughput.
Lorenzo holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He resides with his significant other, Amber, and their three daughters in Depew, NY. Prior to this, Lorenzo was a resident of Lakeland, FL.
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