When it comes to creating a strong grocery team, one needs exceptional leaders. Albertsons Companies knows how to find executives that will take its retail strategies to the next level. Recently, the grocer promoted Evan Rainwater to the role of Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing.
“Evan is relentlessly focused on creating and executing key strategies and tactics that create a lean operating culture,” Vivek Sankaran, President and CEO, said in a statement. “His background in logistics and extensive experience with our manufacturing operations will be a key asset for our entire supply chain operation.”
In this new role, Rainwater will be responsible for the company’s global procurement, manufacturing, and distribution groups. Rainwater most recently served as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, overseeing the company’s 20 food production plants, which includes, among others, two grocery/prepared food plants. He also leads the retailers Goods Not for Resale efforts.
Earlier in his career, Rainwater had been directly responsible for Distribution and Manufacturing budgetary, quality, and service expectations at Safeway. Before joining Safeway, he held senior management roles in both manufacturing and logistics for Winn Dixie, Rubbermaid, and Mobil Oil.
Deli Market News extends our congratulations to Evan on this new role!