Pittsburgh — Giant Eagle, Inc., one of the nation’s leading regional food, fuel and pharmacy retailers, has appointed Bill Artman as chief executive officer after having been named interim CEO in March. During his nearly 40-year tenure with the company, Artman has served in various executive leadership roles, including president of supermarkets, executive vice president and senior vice president, retail operations.
“Bill already has made a tremendous impact in his interim role, giving the board confidence that he is the right leader to take Giant Eagle to new heights. We are pleased to officially welcome him as CEO,” says Bart Friedman, chair of the company’s board of directors. “Over the past 5 months Bill has established a new business strategy and assembled a strong executive leadership team comprised of an accomplished group of professionals with decades of relevant experience who have both a keen understanding of the company’s unique standing as a multi-format retailer and a strong vision for its future. Combined with Bill’s unique understanding of the history and heritage of the business and markets in which it operates, we are confident this leadership team will carry the company into many new chapters of success.”
Artman has assembled his leadership team through the appointment of several executive leaders with decades of industry experience and a keen understanding of the company’s unique standing as a multi-format retailer.
Terri Micklin has been promoted to executive vice president, president of GetGo. With more than two decades of retail, fuel and convenience industry expertise, Micklin brings a wealth of knowledge to this role, having recently served as senior vice president of development & strategy for GetGo. Her career includes experience with ExxonMobil Corporation and more than 20 years with Wawa, Inc. where she spearheaded numerous construction initiatives, including new stores, remodels and other significant projects. Micklin will lead GetGo’s ongoing growth and expansion.
Jim Tsipakis, RPh., has been promoted to executive vice president, president of supermarkets and pharmacy. Most recently he was executive vice president and president of Giant Eagle Pharmacy. In his new role, he will now oversee both the supermarket and pharmacy businesses for Giant Eagle. Tsipakis will lead several vital areas of the business including retail and pharmacy operations, supermarket merchandising and the evolution of the supermarket service culture.
Dave Burnworth has been promoted to executive vice president, chief financial officer. Most recently he was senior vice president and chief accounting officer of the company.
Graham Watkins has been promoted to executive vice president, chief information and supply chain officer. Most recently he was executive vice president, supply chain transformation & operations. Watkins will maintain responsibility for the company’s supply chain and warehouse operations, while also leading its information technology teams to advance the company’s numerous IT and technology initiatives that are underway.
Justin Weinstein has been promoted to executive vice president, chief strategy and marketing officer. Most recently he was senior vice president and chief strategy officer. He will continue to lead the organization’s strategic planning, analytics, digital and partnerships functions, while serving as chief of staff to the CEO.
Completing the Giant Eagle, Inc. executive leadership team are Greg Baker, executive vice president, general counsel, and Janis Leigh, executive vice president, chief people officer.
Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be a leading food, fuel and pharmacy retailer in the region with more than 470 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
SOURCE: Giant Eagle, Inc.