Wheeler to Lead Ahold Delhaize Support Services Biz
Roger Wheeler has been named president of Ahold Delhaize’s new independent support services subsidiary, Retail Business Services LLC (RBS).
With an extensive background in the supermarket industry spanning more than 20 years of experience in retail operations, category management, supply chain and project management, Wheeler most recently was the U.S. lead for the company’s integration management office, where he helped coordinate the merger of Ahold USA and Delhaize America.
Reporting to both Kevin Holt, COO of Ahold USA and Frans Muller, acting COO of Delhaize America, Wheeler has held a number of roles during his time with Stop & Shop and Ahold USA, including SVP of supply chain and third-party management, Oracle program leader, and VP of meat and seafood. Prior to joining Ahold USA, Wheeler worked for Shaw’s supermarkets in numerous roles, including VP, store manager, buyer, and category manager for several nonperishable and perishable areas.
Created by Ahold USA and Delhaize America, Retail Business Services will provide cost-effective, best-in-class support services to both organizations' local banners: Food Lion, Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle, Hannaford, Martin’s, Peapod, Stop & Shop New England, and Stop & Shop New York Metro. RBS comprises associates in various support groups within the organization as a key service provider for the banners.
“With Roger’s extensive background, familiarity with the Ahold USA and Delhaize America businesses, and demonstrated leadership of the U.S. Integration Management Office, we are confident Roger is the right person to lead this new organization,” said Holt.
“We look forward to working with Roger as he brings this new organization together to build a world-class support services organization to assist the local brands in accelerating their local strategies,” added Muller.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Wheeler served in the Persian Gulf War. He earned a B.S. in systems engineering from West Point and an MBA from Bentley University, with a concentration in finance.