By Delimarket.TV Staff
CEO of Unified Grocers, Al Plamann, has announced that he will retire from the company on May 1, 2013. During his tenure as CEO, the company has grown from $1.8 billion in annual sales to close to $4 billion.
"Through Al Plamann's leadership, Unified Grocers has more than doubled in size and has evolved into one of the premier companies in today's grocery industry," said Richard Goodspeed, Chairman of the Board, Unified Grocers. "We appreciate Al's commitment to Unified's growth and success, and we wish him well in his retirement."Plamann has served as Chief Executive Officer since September of 1999 after Certified Grocers of California merged with United Grocers. Plamann served as President and CEO of Certified Grocers of California for six years prior to the merger. Before that, he was Senior VP of Finance and CFO for four years at the company.“Al Plamann has been a driving force at Unified for decades, helping our Company to achieve unprecedented levels of success,” said Bob Ling, president, Unified Grocers. “He has a well-earned reputation as a creative thinker and strategist and his legacy for these achievements and other contributions will endure in our industry for many years to come.”
Plamann currently serves as Vice Chairman of the 12th District Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve, the Board of the Food Marketing Institute and the National Cooperative Grocers Association.