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TONAWANDA, N.Y. – NOCO Energy Corp. promoted Jim DeFilippis to general manager of its NOCO Express division. He most recently served as director of merchandising and marketing for the family-owned convenience store chain that serves western New York.
“With Jim’s vast experience and knowledge of the retail food industry, we look forward to the continued growth of NOCO Express as a convenient, on-the-go option for western New York customers,” said Michael Newman, executive vice president of Tonawanda-based NOCO Energy Corp.
DeFilippis brings nearly 40 years of retail industry experience to his new role.
Prior to joining NOCO, he served as director of fresh food for Acosta Sales & Marketing. He also held several key leadership positions in the supermarket industry, including vice president of operations at Tops Markets; director of produce/floral at Kings Supermarkets; director of operations at Inserra Supermarkets; and director of produce and operations at GIANT Food Stores. In addition, DeFilippis owned and operated several businesses that included fresh food markets, and catering and wholesale salad businesses.
NOCO Energy Corp. operates 36 NOCO Express convenience stores throughout the region. The company also offers a full line of products and services including natural gas, electricity, propane, heating oil, HVAC sales and service, commercial fuels, and industrial lubricants.