Peter Van Helden Appointed President And Chief Operating Officer Of Stater
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 15, 2013
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack H. Brown, Chairman
of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets, announced
today that Peter Van Helden has been appointed President and Chief Operating
Officer of Stater Bros. Markets. He succeeds Jim Lee, who is retiring as of
June 1, 2013.
Van Helden is a 36-year veteran of the Supermarket Industry.
Prior to joining Stater Bros., Van Helden was Executive Vice President Retail
Operations for Supervalu. He began his career in 1977, working for Rosauers in
Libby, Montana as a Courtesy Clerk. In 1978, he relocated to Bozeman, Montana
where he joined Albertsons as a Clerk. Van Helden joined Supervalu through
the company's 2006 acquisition of Albertsons, where he was President and Chief
Executive Officer of Albertsons' California Food Division. During his 35-year
tenure at Albertsons, Van Helden held a variety of leadership positions
including operations, merger integration and dual branding. As President and
Chief Executive Officer of Albertsons' California Food Division, he oversaw a
business unit comprised of more than 500 stores and 41,000 associates. Prior
to this position and experience, he was President of the company's Jewel-Osco
Van Helden holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Phoenix.
"Pete is a well respected and long-time Food Industry Executive," stated
Brown. "I am confident that he will do an outstanding job as President and
Chief Operating Officer and will be valuable to the future growth of Stater
Van Helden and his family have purchased a home in the County of San
Stater Bros. is 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 2012 of $3.9 billion. The Company
currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are nearly 18,000 members of
the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.
STATER BROS. MARKETS…SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR OVER 77 YEARS
Contact: Susan Atkinson
Vice President Corporate Affairs
P.O. Box 150 - San Bernardino, CA 92402
Phone: (909) 733-5038
SOURCE Stater Bros. Markets
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