Justin Dye Appointed Chief Administrative Officer
Feb 20th, 2015
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Jim Perkins Named East Region Chief Operating Officer
Dan Croce Named President of ACME Markets
BOISE, ID and Pleasanton, CA – February 20, 2015 – The recently merged Albertsons and Safeway organization today announced that Justin Dye has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer of the combined organization. Lee Wilson, who had previously been named to this position with the Company, has elected to stay in his role as consultant and not go forward as an officer with the newly combined organization.
In his new role Dye will have overall responsibility for Information Technology, Real Estate and Corporate Development, and Supply Chain. He will also continue to oversee all aspects related to the integration of Safeway and Albertsons.
A former executive with Cerberus Capital Management,Dye played an integral role in the acquisition and formation of Albertson’s LLC. He became the company’s Chief Strategy Officer in 2006 leading several functions including corporate development, strategic planning, real estate management as well as mergers and acquisitions. In 2013, he was named Chief Operating Officer of New Albertson’s Inc. Prior to Cerberus, Dye served in leadership roles with GE, Commerx, Inc. and Arthur Andersen Consulting. He holds a BA with honors from DePauw University.
The company also announced that Jim Perkins, ACME Markets Division President, will succeed Dye as Chief Operating Officer of the company’s East Region. Dan Croce, Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for ACME will become President of that division.
Perkins joined New Albertson’s, Inc. in 2013 after several years with Giant Food where he served as Regional Vice President. He began his career with Albertsons as a clerk in 1982. While working his way through the retail ranks, he served in roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in Vice President of Operations for Albertson’s Inc. In 2006, Perkins joined Albertson’s LLC’s Southern division as Director of Operations. He became President of the ACME Markets Division in March 2013.
Dan Croce has been with ACME for nine years, joining the company as a district manager in 2005. He was promoted to Director of Operations in 2008. He was named Vice President of Operations in 2011, a role he retained through the NAI acquisition in 2013. In 2014, Croce was promoted to Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising. His grocery career began in 1985 with SuperFresh/A&P Food Markets.
“All three individuals are well-suited to their increased responsibilities,” said President & CEO, Robert Edwards. “Justin’s pivotal role in the formation of Albertson’s LLC along with his demonstrated ability to lead a broad range of administrative and operational functions positions him well for this larger role in the combined organization. Likewise, Jim and Dan are the right people to lead our East Region and ACME Markets. Both are results-oriented retail veterans with a passion for delivering the best products and services to our customers.”
About Albertsons, NAI and the Safeway family of stores:
The company is one of the world’s largest food and drug retailers, with more than 2,200 stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under 18 banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United, Pavilions, Star Markets, Market Street, Amigos, Carrs. The company is privately owned by a consortium led by Cerberus Capital Management.