Rite Aid names new SVP of store operations in its Western division

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid on Tuesday promoted Rob Mullins, Rite Aid's current divisional pharmacy vice president of the company's Western division, to the role of senior vice president of store operations of the Western division. He succeeds Bill Romine, who is retiring from Rite Aid after more than 20 years of service.

"Rob is a passionate advocate of community pharmacy and a talented operator, with more than 17 years of experience across our organization," stated Bryan Everett, COO Rite Aid stores. "We look forward to benefitting from Rob's knowledge in his new role as we work to grow our business and deliver an outstanding experience for both our customers and associates." 

Mullins will report to Derek Griffith, Rite Aid executive vice president of store operations. 

Mullins joined Rite Aid in 2000 and has held various pharmacy positions within the company including pharmacy district manager and regional pharmacy vice president before being named to his current role in 2015. Mullins holds a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and earned his MBA at Ohio University. 

Romine, who has over 40 years of retail pharmacy experience, joined Rite Aid in 1996 with the company's acquisition of the West Coast Thrifty-PayLess drug store chain. Romine has served Rite Aid in operations positions of increasing responsibility, including as district manager, regional vice president and also as vice president of merchandising operations for all of Rite Aid.  He was named group vice president of metro New York in 2010 and was promoted to his current role in 2011. 

"Bill has made many significant contributions to our Company throughout his career at Rite Aid, working tirelessly to establish Rite Aid as a leader in retail pharmacy," Everett said. "Equally as important, his efforts to develop members of his team in preparation to successfully take on leadership roles within our organization. We would like to thank Bill for all he has done for Rite Aid and we wish him the very best in retirement." 
 

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