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Albertsons LLC, the company owned by a consortium led by Cerberus Capital Management and operating former Supervalu banners that include Acme, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Shaws & Star Market, made a number of executive appointments yesterday.

• Mike Massimino to the new position of Senior Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising; Massimino served as President of GM/HBC at Albertsons Inc.’s Scottsdale office prior to joining Albertsons LLC in 2006 as Group Vice President, Center Store.

• Rick Bunnell to the new position of Senior Vice President of Supply Chain; He joined Albertsons LLC in 2006 in that same role, and was promoted to Group Vice President of Supply Chain in 2012. 

• Justin Ewing to the new position of Senior Vice President of  Corporate Development and Real Estate; Ewing joined Albertsons LLC in 2006 as Vice President of Corporate Development, and in 2011 took on the role of VP Real Estate and Development.

The company also announced that it has selected the Division Vice Presidents for new and legacy operating divisions:

• Acme Markets: Dennis Clark, most recently Vice President of Merchandising for the Acme division of Supervalu, "will retain his role at the division going forward Dennis began his retail career with Safeway in Utah and started with Albertsons Inc. in 1988. Acme is also retaining Dan Croce as Vice President of Operations, who joined Acme in 2005."

• Albertsons Northwest Division: Dennis Schwarz, most recently a district manager in the Seattle area for the Intermountain West division of Supervalu, and previously Vice President Sales & Merchandising for the same area, has been named the Northwest Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.

• Albertsons Intermountain Division: John Colgrove, most recently Sales Merchandising Manager for the Intermountain West division of Supervalu, and previously a Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising for the Dallas Fort Worth Division of Albertsons Inc., has been named the Intermountain Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.

• Albertsons Southern California: Greg McNiff, most recently Sr. VP Operations in the Southern California division of Supervalu, has been named the Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising. Additionally, Wendy Oliver, most recently Area Vice President of Operations, has been named Vice President of Operations for the division.

• Albertsons Market Southern Division: David Urby, most recently a District Manager for the Southern Division’s West Texas stores, has been named the Southern Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.

• Albertsons Market Southwest Division: Greg Matteri, most recently Meat Sales Manager for the Southwest division, has been named the Southwest Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.

• Jewel Osco: Ken Diehl, formerly Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising of the Southwest division of Albertsons LLC, has been named Jewel Osco’s Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.

• Shaws & Star Markets: – Paul Gossett, most recently Senior Director of Merchandising at Nash Finch, has been named Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising.

• Pharmacy Division: Tom Rousonelos and Stewart Edington have been named Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for the company’s NAI and Albertsons LLC divisions, respectively. Rousonelos most recently was Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Jewel-Osco, Albertsons Intermountain West, Cub and Shop N Save. Edington joined Albertson’s LLC as the division pharmacy manager and was promoted to Vice President of Pharmacy in 2011.
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