John Metzger, Executive Director

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John Metzger
Executive Director

As executive director, John Metzger is responsible for directing the administrative and business operations of the PLCB and the management of the executive team. He provides leadership and strategic planning recommendations for agency initiatives and is a conduit to the three-member board.

John started his career at the PLCB as the director of the Office of Supply Chain in 2010. John was previously employed at Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), most notably working as executive vice president of administration, where he managed IT, Supply and Logistics, Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate/Development. John left A&P in 2007 and developed his own consulting practice, Supply Chain & Technology Transformation. John also served as a visiting professor at Penn State University, Smeal College of Business, supporting the Center for Supply Chain Research. His 36 years of industry experience provides unique perspectives to supply chain and information technology groups regarding business transformation, technology integration, strategies and process/business improvements.

Prior to his experience at A&P, he held positions of increasing responsibility at RJR Nabisco, General Mills and ProLogisTrust in his 31-year private industry career.
A 1976 graduate of Penn State University, John holds a bachelor’s degree in business logistics. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla., graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors and first in his class.

John is active outside of work, having served on the Alumni Board of Directors of the Crummer Graduate School of Business, the advisory board of Ohio State University’s Business Logistics program and the executive committee of the Efficient Foodservice Response industry initiative. He is active in numerous industry organizations, including CSCMP, WERC, GMA, FMI and WFLO. In 2004, John was awarded the Robert Pashek Award from Penn State’s Smeal Business School in recognition of “Outstanding Supply Chain Contributions to Industry.”

He lives with his wife, Peggy, and daughter, Stephanie Hannah, in Doylestown.