Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> February 27, 2002

Harvey Gutman – Pathmark Stores Inc (ptmk)

HARVEY M. GUTMAN is Senior Vice President, Retail Development for Pathmark Stores, Inc., the 12th largest supermarket chain in the country. Pathmark operates in the New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia metropolitan areas and is headquartered in Carteret, New Jersey. In his current position, he is responsible for the company's real estate, construction and engineering, investor relations, public and government affairs, customer relations and acquisitions/divestitures. During his 26 year tenure at Pathmark, he has also been the Vice President for sales & merchandising, grocery and frozen foods and the Vice President for sales and merchandising for non-foods and pharmacy. Prior to joining Pathmark, Mr. Gutman worked for five years (1970 through 1975) as the Director of Research for Abraham and Straus - Federated Department Stores. Mr. Gutman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers University, from which he graduated cum laude. He also earned his MBA in Marketing, with a minor in Finance, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he also graduated cum laude. Profile
TWST: Can we start with a quick overview of Pathmark and how you see the

company today?

Mr. Gutman: Pathmark is one of the top dozen or so largest supermarket

chains in the nation in terms of