(Dec. 20) Penn Traffic Co., Syracuse, N.Y., has named Robert Panasuk as president and chief executive officer and Gregory J. Young as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately, according to a news release.

The two have been co-chief operating officers for the past two months, Penn Traffic said.

Panasuk joined the company in October and prior to that was executive vice president of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc., Montvale, N.J.

Young joined Penn Traffic for a second time in July and previously headed retail operations for C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene, N.H.