SALT LAKE CITY -- Smith's Food & Drug Centers here said last week Al Rowland has resigned as president and chief operating officer.
53, could not be reached last week to discuss his future plans. He joined Smith's in January 1996 after a 25-year career with Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, where his last position was senior vice president and regional manager for Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Arizona and New Mexico.
No successor will be named at Smith's. The company's three senior vice presidents who formerly reported to him -- Abel Porter, Intermountain region; Jim Halsey, Southwest region; and Ken Martindale, sales and merchandising -- now report to Robert G. Miller, president and chief executive officer of Fred Meyer.