US supermarket chain Ingles Markets has announced that it has named Ronald B. Freeman as its chief financial officer, replacing Brenda Tudor who resigned effective 18 March.

Freeman, who most recently served as chief financial officer of Silver-Line Plastics Corporation, will join Ingles effective 18 April 2005.

Asheville, North Carolina-based Ingles Markets has operations in six southeastern states, including 195 supermarkets and 74 neighbourhood shopping centres.