Company Appoints Food Retail Industry Veteran to the Board
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 29, 2012--
Roundy’s, Inc. (“Roundy’s”) (NYSE: RNDY), a leading grocer in the
Midwest, today announced the election of Gregory P. Josefowicz to its
Board of Directors.
Mr. Josefowicz brings to the Board more than 30 years of executive
leadership in the retail industry, including significant experience in
food retail. As a former president and chief executive officer for two
large retail companies, and as an active director for public and private
companies, his experience includes corporate governance, marketing,
merchandising, brand development, retail operations and human resources.
“We are excited to have Greg join the board and welcome his in-depth
experience and perspective on the food retail industry," said Robert
Mariano, Roundy’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Greg
will also provide us with relevant public company and corporate
governance insight as a former public company executive and active
director. We look forward to his future contributions as we continue to
grow our business.”
Mr. Josefowicz is the lead director and chair of the Nominating and
Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of PetSmart,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM), director and member of the Audit Committee of the
Board of Directors of United States Cellular Corp. (NYSE: USM), and a
member of the Board of Directors of Tops Markets and True Value Company.
He previously served as the lead director and member of the Audit
Committee of the Board of Directors of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., from
December 2006 to March 2012, when the company was acquired by Bi-Lo and
as a director of Ryerson Inc. (NYSE: RYI) and Spartan Stores (NASDAQ:
SPTN). From 1999 to July 2006, Mr. Josefowicz served as chairman of the
board of directors and chief executive officer of the Borders Group.
Thereafter, until January 2008, Mr. Josefowicz was an advisor to
Borders’ Board of Directors. Before joining the Borders Group, Mr.
Josefowicz served as chief executive officer of the Jewel/Osco division
of American Stores Company until its merger with Albertson’s, Inc. After
the merger, he became president of Albertson’s Midwest region.
Mr, Josefowicz holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.B.A.
from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Roundy’s is a leading grocer in the Midwest with nearly $4.0 billion in
sales and more than 18,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872,
Roundy’s operates 159 retail grocery stores and 99 pharmacies under the
Pick ’n Save, Rainbow, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s Fresh Market
retail banners in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.
Source: Roundy’s, Inc.