Ahold names new CIO

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA has named Paul Scorza as its chief information officer, the supermarket operator said Friday.

Ahold USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Netherlands-based Royal Ahold, said Scorza would assume the new position on Monday, based in Quincy, Mass., overseeing all Ahold USA information management functions, with a focus on systems and business processes to improve efficiency, effectiveness, controls and operations, reporting to EVP finance and CFO Paula Price.

Scorza previously worked for IBM for 30 years, starting as a programmer, project manager, director and VP.

"Paul will play a crucial role in supporting the Ahold USA leadership team, helping to modernize our technology tool set and simplify the way we do business to position the company for future growth," Price said.

Ahold USA operates the Stop & Shop, Giant-Carlisle and Giant-Landover supermarket banners and the Peapod online grocery service.