Save-On-Foods unveils leadership changes

Executive shuffle part of the B.C.-based company's growth plan

Overwaitea Food Group’s Save-On-Foods banner has made several leadership changes as "it continues down its path of rapid growth," according to a press release issued Friday morning.

The following executive changes come into effect Oct. 1:

  • Jamie Nelson will move into the executive vice-president or retail role to oversee merchandising, marketing and operations;

  • As executive vice-president of Save-On-Foods, Blendle ‘Scotty’ Scott will oversee the e-commerce supply chain in addition to his current duties which include resource protection, whole sale and store development;

  • Adding to his current responsibilities, executive vice-president of finance Paul Hazra will oversee the legal and IT departments;

  • A promotion will move Mike Olson from vice-president of fresh merchandising to the senior vice-president of merchandising role;

  • Wayne Currie, the current vice-president of IT, will become the senior vice-president of information technology;

  • Vice-president of centre store Brenda Kirk will oversee the company’s corporate brands division as vice-president of innovation;

  •  In addition to his role as vice-president of supply chain, Mike Fong will oversee the logistic portion of the company’s rapidly e-commerce division;

  • Dan Howe, vice-president of marketing and more rewards, will add digital strategies to his responsibilities;

  • Vice-president of people Gayle Corah moves into the vice-president of retail services role to oversee the customer service call centre, the front end operations team and the risk management division;

  • Director of communications Heidi Ferriman will hold the vice-president of people and communications title.

“I am thrilled to have outstanding talent and dedication on my senior leadership team,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones. “For more than 103 years, our biggest priority has been to take care of our customers, our team members and our communities and I am confident that this diverse and strategic team is the right one to lead our company during this exciting time of growth and expansion.”

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