CINCINNATI and MILWAUKEE, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the promotion of Michael Marx, currently vice president of people operations for Kroger, to serve as president of Roundy's Supermarkets, Wisconsin, effective April 1. The company also announced the promotion of Don Rosanova, currently executive vice president of operations for Roundy's, to president of Mariano's, effective immediately. Both leaders will report to Roundy's CEO, Bob Mariano.
Michael Marx Promoted to President of Roundy's Wisconsin
Kroger promoted Michael Marx to serve as president of Roundy's Wisconsin.
"Michael's knowledge of store operations and merchandising, combined with his expertise in human resources and organizational effectiveness, will serve him well in this role. He builds strong teams of leaders and associates who work together to deliver business results." said Mr. Mariano. "Michael's leadership skills and business knowledge make him an excellent addition to our Roundy's team in Wisconsin."
Mr. Marx joined Kroger in 1975 as a stocker at the former Highland Village store in Houston. After completing the management development program, he served in numerous leadership positions through the years, including store and district management and produce, floral and natural foods merchandiser. He was promoted to director of regional operations for the Southwest division in 2006, and to vice president of operations in 2007. Mr. Marx was named vice president of transition at Kroger's general office in Cincinnati in 2011 and took on his current role earlier this year.
Don Rosanova Promoted to President of Mariano's
Kroger promoted Don Rosanova to serve as president of Mariano's.
Mr. Rosanova has served in his current role as executive vice president of operations for Roundy's since May 2006. He previously served as group vice president—supply chain from 2002 to 2006. Before joining Roundy's, Mr. Rosanova was vice president of operations of Edward Don & Company, a provider of foodservices supplies and equipment, from 1999 to 2002. He also served as group vice president of operations at Dominick's Finer Foods from 1996 to 1998, and held various management positions within Dominick's from 1971 to 1996 in the greater Chicagoland area.
"Don has been my partner in building the Mariano's brand and I could not have built this without his leadership," said Mr. Mariano. "His passion for excellence has made him a well-respected leader within the Roundy's and retail grocery community. Don has been an integral part of the success of the Mariano's stores since its inception and we look forward to him continuing that journey as we grow the Mariano's business."
Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,231 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,387 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
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SOURCE The Kroger Co.