Kroger Announces New Columbus and Dallas Division Presidents

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) these days introduced Dana Zurcher, currently Dallasdivision president, has been named president of the Columbus division. She will be succeeded via Tom Schwilke, who joins Kroger with more than 35 years of retail leadership experience.

Dana Zurcher Named President of the Columbus Division

Dana Zurcher, presently president of the Dallas department, has been named president of the Columbus division, powerful May 1. She succeeds Dan De La Rosa, who become lately named president of the King Soopers department. Ms. Zurcher will oversee 118 stores and extra than 21,000 friends throughout imperative and northwest Ohio, as well as southeast Michigan and the Ohio River Valley.

“Dana has a long history of success at some stage in the Kroger Family of Companies, and we understand she’ll maintain to serve our customers extraordinarily well because the chief of our Columbus department,” said Mike Donnelly, Kroger’s executive vp and COO. “Her diverse operations and vending background will assist us supply our vision to serve America thru meals inspiration and uplift.”

Ms. Zurcher started out her career with Kroger in 1985 in shop control in Indianapolis. She served in some of roles whilst in the Central division, along with shop and district control and vending. In 2002, she moved to Phoenix as a district manager in the Fry’s department. In 2008, she changed into promoted to director of operations for the Ralphs department. She turned into promoted to vice president of operations for the Mid-South division in 2011 and changed into later named to the identical function in 2013 for the Southwest department. In 2015, she turned into named the primary president of the Dallas division, her contemporary role, whilst the Southwest department become divided into Dallas and Houston.

Ms. Zurcher has a bachelor’s in Marketing from Ball State University. She is the executive leader of Kroger’s Women’s EDGE accomplice aid institution, which focuses on enhancing management opportunities for Kroger buddies. Additionally, she resides on the boards of the Western Association of Food Chains and the North Texas Food Bank.

Tom Schwilke Named President of the Dallas Division

Tom Schwilke has been named president of the Dallas division, effective May 1. He succeeds Dana Zurcher, who has been named president of the Columbus division. The Dallas department incorporates one hundred ten shops throughout Dallas/Fort Worth, Northwest Louisiana and East Texas.

“We are pleased to welcome Tom to Kroger,” stated Mr. Donnelly. “He is well reputable all through the retail industry, and we stay up for his tested leadership driving endured boom in our Dallas division.”

Mr. Schwilke involves Kroger with 35 years of merchandising and retail leadership experience. Most recently, he became the president and widespread supervisor of the NorCal department of Safeway Inc., wherein he oversaw 283 stores and 35,000 friends. Prior to that position, he held some of national leadership positions with the employer, inclusive of president and preferred supervisor of perishables and institution vp of produce and floral.

He returns to Texas, in which from 2008 to 2010 he turned into the president and standard manager of Safeway Inc.’s Texas division. He become chargeable for normal operations of 111 Tom Thumb and Randalls stores in Dallas, Houston and Austin.

Mr. Schwilke has a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Washington State University.

To download headshots of Ms. Zurcher and Mr. Schwilke, go to here.

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