been appointed vice president of distribution, a new position, at Certified Grocers of California here.
Karaffa is responsible for companywide transportation and warehouse activities at the Certified Grocers' facilities in Commerce, Sante Fe Springs and Stockton. He reports to Alfred Plamann, president.
He joined the company from Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, where he served as manager of distribution development.
Certified Grocers of California is a retailer-owned food wholesaler supplying more than 3,000 retailers in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and the Pacific Rim.