Albertsons appoints division presidents; Justin Dye to head pharmacy

All division presidents are current or former executives of the supermarket chain

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons named the division presidents who will lead the 877 stores it will acquire from Supervalu after the purchase agreement closes next month, the company said. The two companies agreed to the purchase in January.

In an internal memo, the company said Bob Butler, currently EVP operations, will be named COO with responsibility for all Albertsons banner stores. Justin Dye, currently chief strategy officer, will be COO with responsibility for the Acme, Jewel and Shaws & Star Markets banners, and the total company pharmacy operation, operated by New Albertsons Inc., or NAI. AB Acquisition will head Albertsons LLC and NAI, with CEO Bob Miller at the lead. CFO Rick Navarro, general counsel Paul Rowan, EVP human resources and public affairs Andrew Scoggin and chief information officer Mark Bates will oversee their respective functions at Albertsons LLC and NAI.

Albertsons also announced that it would form a new Northwest division office, based in Portland, Ore., which will manage operations for stores in Oregon, Washington and northern Idaho. All of the new division presidents previously worked for Albertsons or are currently employed there, the company said.

Jim Perkins, formerly VP operations for Albertsons and director of operations for its southern division, is returning to the company after working as regional VP for Giant-Landover, owned by Ahold, to serve as president of Acme Markets.

William Emmons will head Jewel Osco. Emmons was formerly president of the southern division and is returning to the company following his 2010 retirement. He began working at Albertsons in 1971.

Shane Sampson will head Shaws & Star Markets. Sampson was formerly VP marketing and merchandising for the southern division and began working at Albertsons in 1983. Sampson is returning to the company after serving as SVP operations for Giant-Landover.

Dennis Bassler will head the Northwest division. Bassler is currently a district manager in the company's southern division and was formerly SVP marketing and merchandising for Albertsons, having started there in 1981.

Susan Morris will head the intermountain division. Morris is currently VP marketing and merchandising for the Southwest division and began her career with Albertsons in Denver in 1985.

Wayne Denningham will head the southern California division. Denningham is currently president for the southern division and began working at Albertsons in 1977.

Shane Dorcheus will head the Southwest division, of which he was already president, having started at Albertsons in 1980.

The original article stated Dennis Bassler's name incorrectly and Wayne Denningham's current position within the company. These corrections have been made. We apologize for the errors.

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