SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack H. Brown, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets, has announced the promotion of Mike Slaton to the position of Vice President Real Estate of Stater Bros. Markets. Slaton's present position of Senior Director of Real Estate will be eliminated.
Slaton has over 27 years of real estate experience. He first joined Stater Bros. in 1981 as a Courtesy Clerk at the Company's North Redlands Supermarket. Later that year he was promoted to a Clerk at the same store, and in 1984 he was promoted to the position of Real Estate Analyst at the Corporate Offices.
In 1988, Slaton accepted a position with a major real estate developer. For the next 20 years, he held a variety of operational and managerial positions in the Western United States with increasing levels of responsibilities.
In 2008, Slaton returned to Stater Bros. as Director Real Estate, and in 2010 he was promoted to his most recent position as Senior Director Real Estate. He reports to Jim Lee, President and Chief Operating Officer.
Slaton has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing, with a minor in Economics, from California State University, San Bernardino. He currently serves on the Southern California Program Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
"Mike has done an outstanding job of leading our Real Estate Division," stated Brown. "His management and real estate expertise will help Stater Bros. meet our present and future real estate needs."
Stater Bros. Markets was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2010 of $3.6 billion. The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are over 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Stater Bros. is the proud recipient of the "2010 Community Service Award" from America's Supermarket Industry and will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2011.
STATER BROS. MARKETS...SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILIES FOR 74 YEARS
Contact: Susan Atkinson
Vice President Corporate Affairs
P.O. Box 150 - San Bernardino, CA 92402
Phone: (909) 733-5038
SOURCE Stater Bros. Markets