SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2018-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. Markets, the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California has announced changes to its leadership team that leverage the expertise and experience of key management members to guide and ensure the Company’s continued success.
Dan Meyer, a 46-year member of the Stater Bros. “Family” will assume the role of Executive Vice President of Distribution. In this role, previously held by recently promoted President George Frahm, Meyer will oversee the entire operation of Stater Bros. Distribution Division which includes the Company’s 2.1 million sq. ft. Norton Distribution Center in addition to the Company’s Transportation and Fleet Maintenance Departments. Meyer most recently served as Executive Vice President of Retail Operations. His extensive retail operations knowledge is critical to the Company’s supply chain management efforts and he will continue to be an instrumental member of Stater Bros. Executive Management Team. Meyer will report to Stater Bros. President George Frahm.
Keith Thomas is a 37-year Stater Bros. “Family” Member. Thomas is being promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Retail Operations due to Dan Meyer assuming the role of Executive Vice President of Distribution. In this position, Thomas will be responsible for overseeing the entire retail operations of all 171 Stater Bros. supermarket locations. Thomas has steadily progressed through a range of retail store and district supervision roles demonstrating stellar leadership skills and a passion for the supermarket business. In 2009, Thomas was promoted to his most recent position of Regional Vice President of Retail Operations. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Redlands and is also a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Food Industry Management Program. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC). Thomas will report to Stater Bros. President George Frahm.
Tom Seaton is a 40-year member of the Stater Bros. “Family”. Seaton is being promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Administration due to the recent promotion of George Frahm. In his new role, Seaton will oversee the Company’s Administration Division, which includes Human Resources, Labor Relations, Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, Support Services and Office Services Departments. In 2009, Seaton was promoted to his most recent position of Regional Vice President of Retail Operations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Redlands. Seaton is also a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Food Industry Management Program. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation, and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Redlands’ School of Business. Seaton will report to Stater Bros. President George Frahm.
These changes become effective on January 15, 2018.
“I am pleased to have such a talented and experienced leadership team, and I’m confident that Dan, Keith and Tom will excel in their new roles,” stated Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden. “These management changes reflect Stater Bros. longstanding commitment to providing our customers with the best shopping experience in Southern California and ensure Stater Bros. current and future success,” Van Helden concluded.
Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County. The Company currently operates 171 supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. “Family”. Since 2008, Stater Bros. and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $75 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities. For more information, go to www.staterbros.com.
Source: Stater Bros. Markets