Albertsons promotes Wayne Denningham to president and COO

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Albertsons promotes Wayne Denningham to president and COO

By Store Brands - 04/24/2017

Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons Cos. said it has promoted Wayne Denningham, who had been serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer, to the new role of president and COO. Bob Miller remains chairman and CEO, a role he has held since April 2015.

Denningham will continue to lead store operations, with added oversight of marketing and merchandising, supply chain, manufacturing and integration, all of which will continue under their current leadership.

“This is the strongest leadership team I’ve worked with in my 50-plus years in this industry,” Miller said in a statement. “I asked Wayne to join Albertsons LLC in 2006 to lead our Rocky Mountain Division. Since that time, he has led three different divisions, helped to negotiate and manage some of our most significant acquisitions, and successfully turned around some of our toughest assets.”

Denningham began his career with Albertsons in 1977 as a clerk and worked his way up in the organization, serving in district manager roles in three different divisions before being named division president, first of the Rocky Mountain Division and later the Florida Division. Subsequently, he was promoted to regional president for five divisions of Albertsons and then served as both executive vice president of marketing and merchandising and executive vice president of operations before leaving in 2004. He has held several positions since returning to the company in 2006.