FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced that the Town of Fairfield has hired Gerald J. Foley as its new purchasing director, following the retirement of Twig Holland, who served in the role for 17 years.
Foley brings over 25 years of experience in purchasing, having served as purchasing agent for the City of Norwalk for past 15 years, assistant purchasing agent for the City of West Haven for four years and purchasing supervisor at America’s Purchasing Network.
Foley graduated from the University of New Haven with an MBA degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
“I am very pleased to have Mr. Foley join the Fairfield team,” Tetreau said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and the right kind of experience to this important role.
“His qualifications will help this department continue to run even more smoothly and effectively. At a crucial time when our Town is working hard to save taxpayer dollars, I am particularly impressed with Mr. Foley initiating purchase cost reduction programs before he came to Fairfield.”
Tetreau also conveyed his thanks to Holland for her years of service, extending his best wishes for her retirement.
Foley said he was thankful for the chance to work in Fairfield.
“I’ve already met many dedicated employees, including those in my own department who, like me, are committing themselves to do the best job we can for this community,” he said. “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and helping be part of a local government that is known to be responsible to its citizens, and providing the best level of service it can while seeking efficiencies wherever possible.”
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