Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Topco Associates LLC announced the appointment of two executives — David Negron is the new vice president of meat, seafood, deli and bakery, and Clint Johnson is the new vice president of center store operations.
Negron will drive the retail cooperative’s strategic business objectives across product development, category management, replenishment and analytics. A senior-level leader in merchandising, marketing and operations, Negron brings with him extensive top-level meat industry experience, having held key positions at Jewel Osco, Strack & Van Til and, most recently, in fresh foods for Save-A-Lot.
“David is a strong collaborator with the ability to forge alliances across all levels of the industry. His unique skill set, strong capabilities and industry expertise will be an invaluable asset to the organization,” said Randy Skoda, Topco president and CEO.
In his newly created role, Johnson is responsible for managing and delivering category operational excellence across Topco’s supply chain, pricing, sourcing analytics and member services departments.
“Clint will serve a critical role in helping the organization exceed industry benchmarks and provide a consistent, reliable service experience to Topco’s members,” Skoda said.