The grocery retailer has named Bill Artman its permanent CEO. Artman had been serving as CEO on an interim basis since March 2023, after the previous CEO, Laura Karet, abruptly departed the company.
Artman is a Giant Eagle veteran, having worked with the regional grocer for almost 40 years. Throughout his time at Giant Eagle, Artman has held several executive leadership positions, including president of supermarkets, executive VP, and senior VP of retail operations.
“Bill already has made a tremendous impact in his interim role, giving the board confidence that he is the right leader to take Giant Eagle to new heights,” said Bart Friedman, board chair. “Over the past five months Bill has established a new business strategy and assembled a strong executive leadership team comprised of an accomplished group of professionals with decades of relevant experience who have both a keen understanding of the company’s unique standing as a multi-format retailer and a strong vision for its future.”
This latest appointment has triggered several other key executive leadership shifts for the regional grocer:
Terri Micklin has been promoted to EVP, president of GetGo. Most recently, Micklin served as SVP of development and strategy for GetGo.
Jim Tsipakis has been promoted to EVP, president of supermarkets and pharmacy. Most recently, Tsipakis served as EVP and president of Giant Eagle Pharmacy.
Dave Burnworth takes on the role of EVP, CFO. Burnworth most recently served as the retailer’s SVP and chief accounting officer.
Graham Watkins has been promoted to EVP, chief information and supply chain officer. Most recently, Watkins served as EVP of supply chain transformation and operations.
Justin Weinstein has been promoted to EVP, chief strategy and marketing officer. Weinstein previously served as SVP and chief strategy officer.
“Terri, Jim, Dave, Graham and Justin have consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a deep commitment to our customers,” Artman shared in a statement. “Their expanded roles within the organization will undoubtedly strengthen our ability to deliver meaningful everyday value and an exceptional omnichannel shopping experience for our customers in an environment that recognizes and rewards our team members.”
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