CINCINNATI — David Dillon, who has been chief executive officer of the Kroger Co. here since 2003, is only the 10th chief executive officer of Kroger in its 125-year history. The first was Bernard H. Kroger, who headed the company from its inception in 1883 until his retirement in 1928 (see story, Page 22). The top-level executives who followed him: William H. Albers, 1928-1930, who worked with Barney Kroger and succeeded him. Albers left Kroger after only two years to start his own ...

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