Did you know that our West Rutland and Rutland locations recently became a Market 32? To say we are excited would be an understatement. We have our incredible teams to thank for their tireless efforts and hard work to make these grand reopenings happen. We want to highlight a few teammates from each store for all they have done. Without further ado, let’s meet the crew!
West Rutland, Store #122 located at 100 Westway Mall Dr. West Rutland, Vermont
David Bishop, Store Manager
Dave began working for Price Chopper in 1991 as a Cashier while in high school. Over the years, he worked through the Grocery Department and eventually became a Co-Manager in 2012 and Store Manager in 2018. Dave has strong ties to the community as he grew up in West Rutland and is a lifelong member of the area. He currently lives in Rutland with his son Bradley and daughter Ava.
Shawn Stevens, Produce Manager
Shawn has worked for Price Chopper for 37 years and has held several positions from Dairy to Night Manager, and the last 35 years being in Produce. He served 25 years in the National Guard and a tour in Iraq, retiring in 2006. He is married and has twin sons that are 16. They all live in Rutland Town and are planning a move to the Philippines, where his wife is from, when he retires.
Kyle Guyette, Meat Manager
Kyle started his career with Price Chopper right here in West Rutland as a part time Courtesy Clerk. After a few years, he got his start in Meat as a part time clerk. After spending many years in various Price Chopper locations, he was able to return to West Rutland as a Meat Manager. While not working, he enjoys watching his kids play sports, as both are busy with hockey. His son is also active with tackle football and baseball as well. Both him and his wife Ashley like to visit new breweries and restaurants. He also enjoys strongman training and coaching youth football.
Laura McClure, Deli Manager
Laura has been with Price Chopper for over five years. She started out as a Deli Clerk and quickly moved up to Assistant Team Lead and then Team Lead. She loves her job and teaching her team new things, along with helping them to see their potential. She was quoted as saying, “It takes all of us to run a great department” and is proud to be a part of it.
Bobby Cooke, Grocery Manager
Bob started at Price Chopper in the Rutland, VT store eight years ago on the Night Shift as a Stocker. He then moved to working the day shift, helping in Grocery. Bobby worked his way up to being the Grocery Team Lead where he still works today with a great team! In his spare time, he loves spending time with his grandson going on adventures.
Jessica Hemple, Customer Service Manager
Jessica began her career with Price chopper over eight years ago as a part time closing Cashier. A little over a year later, she became an Office Supervisor and held that position until she became the Office Assistant Team Lead in January 2022. In November of 2022, Jessica became the Customer Service Manager on the Front-End. Her family has lived in West Rutland for the last nine years. Her husband is a local mechanic, and two of her children attend West Rutland School. Jessica’s oldest daughter attends Mill River and has also been employed by Price Chopper for the last three years.
Rutland, store 131 located at 38 Rutland Shopping Plaza Rutland, Vermont
Nick Mastronunzio, Store Manager
Nick Mastronunzio has 17 years in retail operations, six years of which he has been in a store manager role for two different organizations. He started in 2005 as a cashier working for Big Y Foods, and worked his way through the Meat Department and ultimately becoming Meat Manager by the age 21. Nick’s first store manager position was with Shoprite in 2017, and in 2021 made the move to Price Chopper and Market 32 for further career opportunities. He is a lifelong Connecticut resident and spent the past year working with the team in Middletown, CT. Nick was offered an opportunity to take Rutland Vermont through the remodel and steps to expanding the brand to a Market 32.
Greg Roth, Maintenance
Greg began his career with us in 1999 at 15 years old in West Rutland, store 122. He was transferred to our Bakery Department in Rutland, store 131 and then transferred to Maintenance. While he is responsible for keeping the store clean, he always goes above and beyond to help teammates and guests
Matt Landry, Grocery
Matt began his career with us 20 years ago. He has always been with the Grocery Department. He is thorough in his work, follows through completing projects, and can always be found with a smile on his face.
Check out more team photos from our Rutland store!
Did you know that our Genesee Street location recently became a Market 32? We are ecstatic about this new change, and have our incredible team to thank for all their hard work and efforts. We want to spotlight a few of these teammates for all they have done. Without further ado, let’s go meet the team!
Tim Turner, Store Manager
Tim started in the Grocery Store industry in 1998 as a bagger and has worked his way up to Store Manager over the years. Tim worked for Harris Teeter for 19 years in Charlotte, North Carolina, and The Giant Company for 3 years in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before Joining Price Chopper in 2018. Tim is a very high energy store manager that engages with our customers’ needs by offering excellent customer service. Tim noted that best thing about working in the grocery store industry is to be there for your teammates, customers, and the community. Tim looks forward to meeting everyone on this great opportunity to bring Market 32 to Utica, NY and all the offerings and customer service to go along with it!
Katrina Kozlowski, Co-Manager
Having joined Price Chopper Supermarkets in 1998 as a cashier, Katrina has held many roles over her 24 years with the company. She has worked in several locations as a Customer Service Manager and has been a Co-Manager for the past 7 years. Katrina was a part of the Genesee Street Price Chopper when it opened in 1999 and is excited to be a part of the grand re-opening today.
Katrina was born and raised in Utica, NY and graduated from T.R. Proctor High School in 2000. She was part of the Young Scholars Liberty Partnership Program (YSLPP), which helped develop and motivate her to expand her education and career goals. She furthered her education by earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Fine Art, and a master’s degree in Studio Art.
Community involvement has always been a meaningful part of her life. She has volunteered with several different organizations throughout the community. She is happy to be a part of the Boilermaker 15K road race, and this year will mark her 21st year participating in the race.
Katrina advocates for the kind treatment of animals, and volunteers in her community giving back her time, talent, and treasure. She leads her teammates with the same compassion in her heart. She loves working in the diverse area she grew up in and is proud she can give back to her community.
Alem Dzebo, Center Store Team Lead
In our culturally diverse community, Alem is an asset to the Price Chopper/ Market 32 team. Alem moved to Utica, NY from Bosnia in 2003 with his family and quickly taught himself English. He has been with Price Chopper since 2008 and has succeeded in every position he has held. His ambitious, hardworking, and caring nature is what makes him a great leader. Being multilingual has allowed Alem to build a culturally diverse team which has created fresh ideas and perspectives.
Alem has a genuine gift for working with both his teammates and interacting with customers. People just adore him. His coworkers respect, appreciate and hold him in high regard. When customers need assistance from finding an item to diffusing a problem, Alem is always there with a smile.
Alem brings the same drive and determination when it comes to his community. He volunteers in several different organizations and loves to coach youth basketball and soccer.
Eh Wah, Front End teammate
Eh Wah moved to Utica, NY from Thailand with his family in 2005 he started with Price Chopper in 2015. Eh Wah doesn’t allow his hearing impairment to hold him back. Eh Wah is one of our star teammates! His drive and ambition sets the tone for the rest of the team.
Lara Johnson, General Merchandise
Lara started with Price Chopper in 2010. Her hard work and dedication sets her above the rest!
Sherry Lipinski, Assistant Team Lead Deli
Sherry started with Price Chopper in 1975. Throughout her 48 years with us, her talents and efforts have helped our success. Her performance is always top-notch! Sherry’s exemplary work ethic is recognized every day and is an inspiration to the whole team.
Nate Meeks, Pharmacy Tech
Nate moved to Utica, NY three years ago from Virginia and we have been lucky enough to have worked with him ever since. Nate exemplifies the meaning of customer service. He is a star employee that takes the initiative to go the extra mile, and always does so with a smile.
Nathan Broedel, Meat Team Lead
Nate started with Price Chopper in 2010. His talent and fierce ambition is what led him to become a master at his craft.
Be on the lookout for these all-star teammates when you check out the new Genesee Street Market 32. This store is located at 1917 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501.