Kroger Co. on Wednesday said it would promote Timothy Massa to group VP of HR and labor relations.Kroger VP Timothy Massa

Massa, 47, is currently VP of corporate HR, talent development. In his expanded role, he will take responsibility for labor relations when Paul Heldman, EVP, secretary and general counsel, retires in May, Kroger said.


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"Tim is a trusted human resources professional and valued partner," said Mike Ellis, president and COO of the Cincinnati-based retailer. "In just four years at Kroger, leaders and associates throughout the company know they can count on him for strategic direction and advice."

Massa joined Kroger in 2010 in his current role. Prior to joining the company, he served in various HR leadership roles for 21 years at Procter & Gamble.

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