Ahold USA announced February 6 that Rick Herring, president of the Giant/Carlisle division, has made the decision to retire, effective February 14. Herring has had a successful career at Ahold companies for nearly 25 years and has made many contributions to the Ahold organization, the global retailer said in a press release.
Ahold USA COO James McCann said, “We would like to thank Rick for his numerous contributions to our companies, as well as for his leadership, dedication, and years of service. We wish him all the best in this next phase of his life and career.”
Bhavdeep Singh, executive vice president of operations, Ahold USA, will oversee the Giant/Carlisle division on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is named.
Herring joined Giant/Carlisle in 1989 from Pathmark, working in the retailer’s auditing department. In 1996, he was named vice president and controller for Giant/Carlisle before taking the role as vice president of Ahold Financial Services in 2001. He returned to Carlisle in 2003 as CFO and was later named president of the division. He had been the longest tenured president of any of the four Ahold USA divisions.