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GMDC names new board members

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Global Market Development Center announced that its members have elected two new board members to serve in two-year terms on their board of directors: Mike Petocchi, business group manager HBC/cosmetics with Wegmans Food Markets; and former GMDC chairman of the board, Jim Wonderly, VP grocery non-foods/GM Ahold USA.

Additionally, Curtis Maki, VP HBC/GM program management and pharmacy with Topco Associates, was re-elected to serve another two-year term. Maki will also serve as the co-chairman of the membership advisory board.

The four members who will retire from the GMDC board of directors in 2012 include:  Jim Connolly, SVP retail division with Technical Consumer Products; William Graham, president of Beiersdorf; Tom Nestor, VP customer development with Unilever; and Bob Zekis, EVP business development with Imperial Distributors.

Anthea Jones will continue in his role as chairman of the board during 2012. Jones is the SVP store operations for Bi-Lo and has already served one year of his two-year commitment.

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