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Giant Eagle Names Bill Artman as Chief Executive Officer; Bart Friedman Shares

Giant Eagle Names Bill Artman as Chief Executive Officer; Bart Friedman Shares


PITTSBURGH, PA
Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Interim Chief Executive Officer Bill Artman can now take off Interim from his title, as he is now Giant Eagle’s official CEO.

Bill Artman, Chief Executive Officer, Giant Eagle“I’m humbled and honored by the opportunity to lead the company that I’ve been a part of almost four decades while working alongside thousands of exceptional and talented Team Members,” said Artman. “My focus is, and always has been, on delivering for our customers and neighborhoods in which we operate, while providing the support our Team Members need so they can deliver the best experience possible for our customers no matter how they choose to shop with us.”

Artman has served in various leadership roles, including President of Supermarkets, Executive Vice President, and Senior Vice President of Retail Operations, throughout his 40-year tenure. Over the past five months, he has focused on putting the customer at the center of the company’s efforts.

Previously named as Interim Chief Executive Officer, Bill Artman has now been appointed to the role permanently

As noted in the release, Artman has also appointed several executive leaders with decades of industry experience. These appointments include:

  • Terri Micklin: Executive Vice President, President of GetGo
  • Jim Tsipakis, RPh.: Executive Vice President, President of Supermarkets and Pharmacy
  • Dave Burnworth: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  • Graham Watkins: Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Supply Chain Officer
  • Justin Weinstein: Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer
  • Greg Baker: Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Janis Leigh: Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer

Bart Friedman, Chair of the Board of Directors, Giant Eagle“Bill already has made a tremendous impact in his interim role, giving the Board confidence that he is the right leader to take Giant Eagle to new heights. We are pleased to officially welcome him as CEO,” said Bart Friedman, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Over the past five months, Bill has established a new business strategy and assembled a strong executive leadership team comprised of an accomplished group of professionals with decades of relevant experience who have both a keen understanding of the company’s unique standing as a multi-format retailer and a strong vision for its future.”

Click here to read more about this executive change.

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