Kevin Darrington appointed as Tops Markets COO

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. Tops Markets has appointed a new COO, the supermarket chain announced Wednesday.

The company named Kevin Darrington COO. Darrington began working for Tops in 2008 as CFO, a position he will retain. In the COO position, he will be responsible for all merchandising and marketing functions, as well as direction, control and coordination of finance and information technology for the chain.

“Over the last two years, Kevin has been an invaluable member of Tops’ executive team,” president and CEO Frank Curci said in a statement. “He played a vital role in transitioning our company back to local management and, most recently, was instrumental in facilitating the purchase of a majority of Penn Traffic’s assets.”

Darrington was SVP and chief accounting officer of Pathmark Stores prior to working for Tops.

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