Holding both a graduate and undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, Petocchi began with Wegmans in 1988 in store operations as a general merchandise team leader. He also worked as the retailer’s general merchandise coordinator, supporting store operations before moving into the merchandising area. He has also worked as a buyer, coordinator, category merchant and supply chain manager. His scope of responsibility for the 100-store chain includes healthcare, beauty care, personal needs, baby care and color cosmetics.