Northeast Grocery, Inc. (NGI) has named Scott Kessler executive vice president, chief information officer, the company announced in a press release.
In his new role at the parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Friendly Markets, Kessler will report to CEO Frank Curci and will oversee efforts to align the company’s technology roadmap with its business goals to improve efficiency.
Kessler previously served as executive vice president, chief information officer, at BJ’s Wholesale Club. In that role, he provided strategic guidance on a number of services, including omni-channel, merchandising, demand planning, supply chain, logistics, customer loyalty, financial management and business operations.
He has also served in similar positions with Belk, GSI Commerce and Accenture.
Curci said in a statement that Kessler’s experience overseeing IT integrations and modernizations is “unparalleled.”
“More importantly, his ability to motivate and inspire teams to achieve sustainable results makes him the perfect fit for our leadership team,” Curci added.
Kessler also voiced his enthusiasm for the new position, adding that he looks forward to leading “the strategic roadmap for technology solutions that enhance the way we engage with customers, optimize operations and empower data-driven decision-making.”
“Our commitment to harnessing digital and AI-powered solutions will unlock new possibilities, elevate customer satisfaction and position us to deliver exceptional value while propelling us towards a future of unparalleled success,” Kessler said in a statement.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in business management and a master of business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In his spare time, Kessler volunteers with the National Retail Foundation.
NGI purchased Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets in November of 2021.