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Rite Aid shuffles executives in HR, operations departments

Brian Fiala, Robert Thompson, Bill Romine receive new titles

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid announced Thursday changes in its human resources and operations departments.

The 4,700-store chain named Brian Fiala as EVP human resources and Robert Thompson as EVP store operations. Rite Aid also appointed Bill Romine as SVP of the chain’s Western division.

Fiala previously served as EVP store operations, having joined the company in 2007 after working for 24 years at Target. He replaces Steve Parsons, who is leaving the company to take another position, and will report to president and CEO John Standley.

Thompson will replace Fiala as EVP store operations, reporting to COO Ken Martindale. Thompson began at Rite Aid in 2007 and has been responsible for operations at the more than 850 stores the company operates in the Western United States. Before joining Rite Aid, he worked at Target for 20 years.

Romine, formerly group VP for Metro New York, will replace Thompson. Romine joined Rite Aid in 1996 when the company acquired the Thrifty PayLess drug store chain; he began working for PayLess in 1976, starting as a cashier and working his way up to store manager.

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