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    Rutter's Sees Senior Management Shakeup

    Promotions, new additions and returning veterans will join the ranks effective Sept. 17.

    YORK, Pa. -- Rutter's Farm Stores announced changes to its senior management staff, effective Monday, Sept. 17, and includes the promotion of two long-time company executives, the return of a company veteran and a new addition, the company stated.

    "We've been in the c-store business for 40 years," Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter's Farm Stores, said in a statement. "These strategic personnel changes will provide us with the forward vision to keep changing our offerings as our customers keep changing."

    Rutter's vice president of marketing, Jeffrey Leedy, was promoted to the role of senior vice president and chief customer officer. In this role, he is responsible for new customer initiatives. Leedy, who has been with the company since 1998, will also continue to direct day-to-day marketing department activities, including merchandising, pricing and fleet fueling.

    With nearly 30 years of experience at Rutter's, Jere Matthews was promoted to the position of vice president of operations, from his previous role as director of operations. In this role, he will be responsible for foodservice operations and food safety.

    Jerry Weiner, who had held the title of vice president of foodservice at Rutter's from 1997 to 2005, has returned to his role with the company. Most recently, he was director of foodservice for MAPCO of Nashville, Tenn.

    Rutter's also hired Robert Perkins for the role of director of marketing. He comes to the position from independent consulting firm Impact 21 Group. Prior to that, Perkins spent six years with Irving Oil Corp., where he climbed to the position of director of marketing.

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