US supermarket chain Pathmark Stores has named John Standley as its new chief executive officer, effective 29 August 2005.

Standley succeeds Eileen Scott, who has served as CEO since 2002.

Most recently, Standley held the position of senior executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer of Rite Aid Corporation. He has also held executive positions with Ralphs Grocery Company, Fred Meyer, Smittys Supervalu, Smith’s Food & Drug and Food 4 Less Supermarkets.