Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas, said Thursday it has promoted two executives and made other changes in its leadership team.

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson has been promoted to senior vice president, division manager, for the chain’s eastern division, which encompasses 53 stores in northeast Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. He was formerly vice president, district manager, for 13 Tyler-area stores.

Ray HarrisonRay Harrison has been promoted to vice president, center store, succeeding Roger Story. Harrison has been a category manager for center store since 2007.

Succeeding Johnson in overseeing the Tyler stores is Wesley Hooper, vice president, district manager. Hooper previously oversaw the 14 Brookshire stores in northeast Texas.

Oversight for those stores has been given to Keith Ridgeway, formerly vice president and district manager for the company’s eastern division stores in Longview and surrounding areas.

Story has been named vice president, district manager, for the 13 Brookshire stores in Longview, Texas, and the surrounding area, in the chain’s eastern division.

In other changes:


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• Trent Brookshire, senior vice president, division manager, has been assigned oversight for the 65 Brookshire stores in the company’s western division, which encompasses the area from Tyler to west Texas.

• Pete Leung has been named senior vice president, category management, succeeding Dave Krause, who left the company. Leung was previously senior vice president and manager of the western division.

The company operates 152 stores, including 34 not affected by the changes: 33 Super 1 Food Stores and one Fresh by Brookshire’s, in Tyler.

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