Keith Knopf is enjoying continued success with Raley’s. After joining the company in 2015 as its Chief Operating Officer, he is now being promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer, following his appointment as President a little over a year ago. Moving forward, Owner Michael Teel will continue to be Chairman of the Board.
“It is a privilege to work alongside Mike and the Raley’s leadership team,” Knopf said in a press release. “I am dedicated to perpetuating the company’s proud legacy and to making a difference in the health of the people we serve,” Knopf said. “I believe our 11,000 team members are committed to accomplishing these things together, and I am grateful for their dedication.”
The retailer noted that Knopf’s role has been crucial in the undertaking of transforming it as a brand and strengthening its position in the marketplace. Due to his dedication to customer service and connecting with every team member in order to create a company-wide environment in which health and happiness are front and center. According to the press release, team member development and the creation of Raley’s great workplace environment has been a result of his dedicated leadership.
Knopf has led new store development, such as Raley’s recent acquisition of locations in the Reno region, which we reported about on our sister publication. The company has expanded its e-commerce presence and orchestrated bold category transformation by offering healthier options, according to press release.
While Knopf steers the company’s strategic direction, Teel will continue to contribute to its vision and purpose, as he hones in on, from the perspective of owner and consumer advocate, leading change in the food system.
“Keith is a strong leader who has a passion for our people and our purpose,” said Teel. “He has proven success in moving our strategic priorities forward and growing our market share. Keith and I are tightly aligned on the vision and direction of the company. I have confidence in him and the leadership team to lead the strategic direction to accomplish our vision. With this change, I will be able to spend more time in the community with organizations that will help transform the food system alongside Raley’s.”
Congratulations to both Mike Knopf and Michael Teel on this exciting transition in the Raley’s structure!