Whole Foods Market Names New Regional Presidents

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Whole Foods Market Names New Regional Presidents


Whole Foods Market has named Scott Allshouse, Omar Gaye, and Rob Twyman as regional presidents following the promotion of David Lannon and Kenneth Meyer to EVPs of operations.

Allshouse fills Meyer's former role as president of the company's Mid-Atlantic Region. He moves from his position as president of the South Region. Allshouse began his career with Whole Foods Market as a store team leader in Marlton, N.J. He later served as director of operations for the Mid-Atlantic Region, then as VP of the South Region, and in 2004, he was named the South Region's president.

Gaye takes the South Region president position vacated by Allshouse, moving from his position as the South Region's VP. He started his career with the company in 1992 as a dishwasher and sandwich maker at a Fresh Fields (now Whole Foods Market) store in Tyson's Corner, Va. Since then Gaye has progressed from buyer to vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Region, then VP of the South Region.

Twyman is now president of Whole Foods Market's Northern California Region. He fills David Lannon's former role and moves from his position as VP of the Northeast Region. Twyman began his career in the natural foods business in 1983, working at a Bread & Circus (now Whole Foods Market) store in Wellesley, Mass., in a summer job. He joined Whole Foods Market full-time in 1993, after closing his own natural foods restaurant in San Francisco, and rose from the prepared foods team to store leadership, leading nine different stores in four different regions over a 12-year period.