Albertsons Companies has promoted long-time executive Wayne Denningham to President and COO. Bob Miller remains chairman and CEO, titles he has held since April 2015. In this new combined role, Denningham will continue to lead store operations for the supermarket chain, with added oversight of marketing and merchandising, supply chain, manufacturing and integration.
“I asked Wayne to join Albertsons LLC in 2006 to lead our Rocky Mountain Division,” said Miller in a statement. “Since that time, he’s 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, attaining the titles of EVP of Marketing & Merchandising and EVP of Operations before leaving in 2004. He rejoined the organization in 2006, and in 2013 Denningham was named Division President of the Southern California division following the acquisition of 877 stores from Supervalu. He was named EVP and COO in April 2015.