President Appointed For Kroger Michigan
Bruce Lucia has been named president of the Michigan Kroger Marketing Area. Lucia had been interim executive vice president of the Michigan KMA since last September. Prior to that, he was vice president of merchandising for the Columbus, Ohio, KMA. He reports to Jim Thorne, senior vice president.
Lucia's 23-year career at Kroger began as a bagger at a Kroger store in Atlanta. His career path has since taken him from Atlanta to Huntsville, Ala.; Indianapolis; and Columbus, Ohio, before his current post at the Michigan KMA headquarters in Livonia, Mich.
Lucia succeeds Don McGeorge, who became president of the Columbus KMA.
Carr Gottstein Adds Senior VP for Retail
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods here has named Jeff L. Philipps senior vice president for the retail division, a new position.
Philipps joins Carr Gottstein from American Stores Co., Salt Lake City, where he was most recently director of business development for the national procurement organization, with responsibility for optimizing vendor business relationships. He reports to Lawrence H. Hayward, president.
Ahold Taps Board Member, VP
ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said Michael Meurs has been appointed to the corporate executive board, effective April 1. As a member of the executive board, he will be responsible for corporate finance and taxes, financial control and administration, internal audit and business development. Currently, he is senior vice president of business development.
Ahold also said Bert Verhelst has been named senior vice president of administration, effective April 15. He will be responsible for financial control, administration and mergers and acquisitions. He will report to Meurs.
Minyard Names Two Top HR VPs
COPPELL, Texas -- Minyard Food Stores here has named Alan Vaughan, formerly director of human resources, to the new position of vice president of human resources.
Also, Mary Marvin, previously director of personnel, was appointed to the new position of vice president of personnel.