Rowan roundup: Food Lion promotes two vice presidents

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 22, 2008

Food Lion has announced the promotions of two executives.
Mark Messier has been named as vice president of U.S. supply chain for Delhaize Group, Food Lion’s parent company. And Greg Finchum has been promoted to vice president of retail services.
Messier will oversee the creation of a supply chain that will benefit all of the Delhaize Group’s U.S. operating companies.
Messier joined Food Lion in 2001 as director of deli/bakery category, regional vice president of operations and, most recently, vice president of retail services. Previously, he worked at Hannaford Bros., Food Lion’s sister supermarket, as store manager, grocery training specialist, coordinator of retail projects, district manager and director of the Butner distribution center.
Messier, his wife Dawna and their two children live in Concord. He is chairman of the board for the Food Lion Charitable Foundation.
Finchum will oversee training, retail labor management, food safety and quality assurance, standard practice enhancement, market renewal and prototype planning.
Finchum joined Food Lion in 1989 as a perishable manager and has been a store manager, project manager, district manager, director of operations and, most recently, director of retail labor and standards.
Finchum, his wife Samantha and their four children, Chelby, Kameron, Hannah and Dylan, live in Salisbury.
New Lake Norman doctor
MOORESVILLE ó Dr. Shelly Asbee has joined the medical staff at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Lake Norman Obstetrics and Gynecology, 131 Medical Park Road, Suite 303.
Asbee graduated from the University of Iowa and received her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology in June at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
She is a member of the American Medical Association and the Mecklenburg Medical Society and is also an ACOG Junior Fellow. She received the Roland T. Pixley Resident Research Award in 2007.
She is also a volunteer counselor at the Charlotte Pregnancy Resource Center.
Neurosurgeon elected
MOORESVILLE ó Neurosurgeon Dr. Jeffrey Yablon has been elected to Fellowship in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Yablon will be formally inducted into the medical fellowship society Dec. 3. During the ceremony, he will sign the historic membership register where his name will be added to the distinguished roster of Fellows that commenced in 1787 with the founders of American medicine.
Yablon relocated to the Lake Norman area earlier this year after practicing in southeastern Pennsylvania for 21 years. In addition to his practice in Mooresville, he is a member of the medical staff at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
He has extensive experience in the treatment of cervical and lumbar disc disease; diseases of the central nervous system; peripheral nerve surgery and carotid endarterectomy.
Mortgage fraud topic
Martin Acosta will speak on “Mortgage Fraud ó How to recognize and prevent it” at the Sept. 4 meeting of the Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association Concord-Area Subgroup.
Acosta, who has investigated fraudulent activity in the financial industry for many years, will share how to recognize and prevent mortgage fraud.
The meeting will begin with networking, dinner and announcements from 6-7 p.m. at McCabe’s Steakhouse, 316 Brookdale St., Kannapolis.
For more information, contact Charrahtee Hager at 704-490-2001 or chager@
‘Pounds for Pencils’
Contours Express is providing a way to help schools through its “Pounds for Pencils” drive.
Until Aug. 31, new members will receive free enrollment when they bring in school supplies.
The supplies will be donated to the school of their choice in Rowan County.
Robin Perry promoted
Robin M. Perry has been promoted to community service director for Home Instead Senior Care offices in Rowan and Cabarrus counties.
Perry joined the company a year and a half ago as community service representative for Salisbury and Rowan County. Her responsibilities include directing and overseeing all marketing, public relations, media advertising, marketing events and community outreach. She also gives educational talks to groups interested in topics affecting the elderly and writes columns for Prime Time and Senior Savvy.
A cum laude graduate of Lambuth University, she was a partner with Patton-Perry Associates, a retainer executive search firm in Charlotte, for 18 years and publisher of American Lifestyles-Salisbury-Rowan Magazine for four years. She also has been a freelance writer for the Salisbury Post and a consultant for writing/public relations for clients in Salisbury.
Perry was recently named to the Senior Services Advisory Council for Rowan County and to the Advisory Council of Hospice & Palliative Care of Rowan County. She is a member of the board of directors of Godstock Inc. and a former board member of Rowan Helping Ministries and Rowan Community Concert Association.
She and husband Rick have been in Salisbury more than 25 years. They have three children, Russell, Raegan and Raelynn. All are members of Mecklenburg Community Church.
Linda Braswell compiles the Rowan Roundup of companies, organizations and individuals. You can submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to her at the Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639; fax it to 704-639-0003; or e-mail lbraswell@