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Gelson's Markets Promotes John Bagan to President and Chief Executive Officer Alongside Other Executive Changes

Gelson's Markets Promotes John Bagan to President and Chief Executive Officer Alongside Other Executive Changes


ENCINO, CA
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Gelson’s Markets recently shook up its executive team with a slew of leadership promotions. Taking the wheel and driving the company as its newest President and Chief Executive Officer is John Bagan as he succeeds Rob McDougall. Changing ranks amongst his crew will be Rich Gillmore, Sean Saenz, Clare Bogle, Ron Johnson, Tom Frattali, Paul Kneeland, Tim Mahoney, and Yvonne Manganaro.

John Bagan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gelson's MarketsStepping into the CEO role, Bagan will assume greater responsibility for the company's overall vision, business, and growth strategy, as well as managing relationships with the Board of Directors and parent company Pan Pacific International Holdings (PPIH), a press release explained. Bagan joined Gelson’s as Chief Merchandising Officer in 2016, and has received three promotions in two years, most recently moving from COO into the role of President in July 2022.

Prior to joining the retailer, Bagan held high-level Merchandising and Supply Chain roles at Guitar Center, Albertsons, and Target.

Bagan will be succeeding McDougall as he plans to retire from the company after 15 years of service.

In addition to the appointment of John Bagan to Chief Executive Officer, Gelson’s Markets has announced the promotion of Rich Gillmore and Sean Saenz to Vice Presidents

In addition to this appointment, Gelson’s concurrently promoted Rich Gillmore to Vice President of Center Store and Sean Saenz to Vice President, Fresh Foods.

Other title changes featured in the grocer’s recent announcement include:

  • Clare Bogle is now Chief Financial and Administrative Officer with responsibilities for Finance, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Analytics, Payroll, Risk Management, Legal, and Benefits
  • Ron Johnson is now Chief Information and Supply Chain Officer with responsibilities for IT, Supply Chain, and PPIH synergies
  • Tom Frattali is now Senior Vice President of Group Synergies, leading Gelson's efforts in group purchasing, supply chain efficiencies, and private label expansion with the parent company
  • Paul Kneeland is now Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Sales, with responsibilities for Center Store and Fresh Foods Merchandising
  • Tim Mahoney is now Senior Vice President of Operations with responsibilities for Store Operations, Pharmacies, Construction and Maintenance, and Loss Prevention
  • Yvonne Manganaro is now Senior Vice President of Customer and Team Experience with responsibilities for Marketing, Human Resources, Team Development, Public Affairs, and Real Estate

Clare Bogle, Ron Johnson, Tom Frattali, Paul Kneeland, Tim Mahoney, and Yvonne Manganaro have also taken on new Chief and SVP positions within the company

Check out the release here to learn more.

Congratulations to everyone at Gelson’s on this new path.

Gelson’s Markets
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