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Richard A. Baird
President and Chief Executive Officer
Giant Foods Inc.
On January 2, 1999, Dick joined Giant Food Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer. He had spent 26 years with The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company. His responsibilities during those years included Finance, Operations, Inventory Replenishment, Construction and Engineering.
In March 1997, following Stop & Shop’s merger with Royal Ahold, Dick was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of Operations and Construction, with responsibility for Store Operations, Construction and Engineering, Technical Support and Pharmacy Operations.
Dick is a 1964 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
He and his wife, Kate, have three children, Alice, Sarah and Keith. He is an avid golfer and enjoys reading in his spare time.