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USC to Honor Food 4 Less/Foods Co Prez

Bryan Kaltenbach, president of the Cincinnati-based Kroger Co.'s Food 4 Less/Foods Co division, will receive honors as Food Industry Executive of the Year from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business during the graduation banquet of its Food Industry Management Program on May 2.

The Marshall school presents the FIM Executive of the Year award to a food industry executive who has shown extraordinary leadership while producing exceptional business results. For the past 58 years, the FIM program has selected an outstanding leader who has provided outstanding direction for his or her company, created successful strategies for the future and has developed a strong organization.

Kaltenbach oversees 130 Food 4 Less/Foods Co stores that employ more than 10,000 associates in California, Indiana and Illinois. He began his career in the grocery industry in 1974 at Alpha Beta Markets, and joined Food 4 Less/Foods Co in 1994, serving in several leadership positions through the years, including store and district management, director of store operations and director of sales and marketing.

In 2006, Kaltenbach was named SVP of store operations for Food 4 Less/Foods Co. He also served as SVP of sales and marketing before being named to his current position in 2010.

Kaltenbach is a former president of the Food Industries Circle for the City of Hope. He was president and chairman of the Western Association of Food Chains in 2016, and currently serves as advisory chairman of the WAFC Executive Committee. Additionally, he supports several nonprofit organizations in Southern California.

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