Albertsons Companies has promoted an insider to oversee the company’s global procurement, manufacturing and distribution groups.
The grocery store giant, which recently filed for an IPO, named Evan Rainwater to the position of executive VP of supply chain and manufacturing. Most recently, he served as Albertsons’ senior VP of manufacturing. Prior to that (and before Safeway’s merger with Albertsons), Rainwater had been directly responsible for distribution and manufacturing budgetary, quality and service expectations.
Prior to joining Safeway, he held senior management roles in both manufacturing and logistics for Winn-Dixie and Rubbermaid.
“Evan is relentlessly focused on creating and executing key strategies and tactics that create a lean operating culture,” stated Vivek Sankaran, president and CEO, Albertsons. “His background in logistics and extensive experience with our manufacturing operations will be a key asset for our entire supply chain operation.”
Albertsons operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs.