BGC Gives Added Responsibilities to 8 Execs

Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) has promoted the following eight executives at its corporate office:

Russ Cooper is to EVP-general counsel, secretary, and will also serve on the company’s ESOP committee. Cooper joined BGC in 1996 as corporate counsel.

Greg Nordyke, a 26-year employee, is now EVP-corporate development, in which capacity he will oversee logistics, manufacturing, facility services and real estate.

Kevin Albritton is now EVP-sales/marketing overseeing category management and marketing leadership teams. He has been store director and district VP in the course of his 33-year career.

Kenny Holt is now EVP-human resources in charge of HR, risk management, benefits and the new Fresh by Brookshire’s store banner. The 28-year employee has also been a store director and personnel training manager at BGC.

Jim Cousineau, a 17-year employee, is now SVP-pharmacy operations. He joined BGC as director of pharmacy operations, and was promoted to VP of pharmacy operations in 1996.

John D’Anna is now SVP-chief information officer. He joined BGC in 1990 and has held the positions of senior systems programmer, director-business intelligence, director-enterprise applications and VP-IT planning/strategy.

Lisa Glorioso is now VP-pharmacy operations. Recently named one of Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery for 2010, Glorioso is a 17-year employee who has also been a pharmacist, pharmacy manager, pharmacy supervisor and director of pharmacy operations.

Andy Newberry, who joined BGC in 2001 as an accountant, is now VP-category management analytics. His previous positions at the Tyler, Texas-based company were internal auditor manager and director of pricing and analysis.

“These leaders have excelled in their respective areas and will now take on added responsibilities,” noted president and CEO Rick Rayford. “We are fortunate to have individuals with so much experience and uncompromising levels of integrity and commitment to making our stores the best places to shop.”
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