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UGI names Michael Forgione as president

Forgione replaces Denis Gendron, who is retiring at the end of June

Michael Forgione (left) with outgoing president Denis Gendron. Photo by: Roger YipThe board of directors of United Grocers Incorporated (UGI) announced the appointment of Michael Forgione as president. He starts June 29.

Forgione has more than two decades of grocery experience, having held a variety of roles from district manager to senior merchandising positions at to Canadian grocery chains.

He most recently served as chief operations officer at Longo Brothers Fruit Markets, and has been a member of the UGI board for three years.

Forgione replaces Denis Gendron, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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