Kroger has announced two key promotions to its Roundy’s chains, appointing current VP of People Operations, Michael Marx, as the company’s Wisconsin division President and current EVP of Operations, Don Rosanova, as President of Mariano’s.
Roundy’s new Wisconsin division President, Michael Marx, began his career with Kroger in 1975 as a stocker, and, after completing the management development program, he served in numerous leadership positions, including store and district management and Produce, Floral, and Natural Foods Merchandiser. He was promoted to Director of Regional Operations for the Southwest division in 2006, and to Vice President of Operations in 2007. Marx was named Vice President of Transition at Kroger's general office in Cincinnati in 2011, and took on his current role earlier this year.
"Michael's knowledge of store operations and merchandising, combined with his expertise in human resources and organizational effectiveness, will serve him well in this role,” explained Roundy’s CEO Bob Mariano. “He builds strong teams of leaders and associates who work together to deliver business results. Michael’s leadership skills and business knowledge make him an excellent addition to our Roundy's team in Wisconsin."
Rosanova, new President of Mariano’s, has served in his current role as Executive Vice President of Operations for Roundy's since May 2006. Previously, he had served as Group Vice President—Supply Chain from 2002 to 2006. Prior to his career at Roundy's, Rosanova was Vice President of Operations of foodservices supplies provider, Edward Don & Company, from 1999 to 2002. His other professional experience includes time spent at Dominick's Finer Foods as Group Vice President of Operations and other various management positions.
"Don has been my partner in building the Mariano's brand and I could not have built this without his leadership," said Mariano. "His passion for excellence has made him a well-respected leader within the Roundy's and retail grocery community. Don has been an integral part of the success of the Mariano's stores since its inception and we look forward to him continuing that journey as we grow the Mariano's business."
Both leaders will now be reporting to Roundy’s CEO, Bob Mariano.