Publix CEO and President Todd Jones announced two new officer positions, effective January 1, 2018. The move comes on the heels of the retailer growing and expanding initiatives.
Randy Barber, 55, will be promoted to Vice President of Industrial Maintenance and Purchasing. Barber, who is currently Director of Industrial Maintenance will be responsible for industrial maintenance, facilities purchasing and manufacturing supply purchasing.
Pete Mowitt, 58, currently Vice President of Product Business Development for Grocery and Non-Foods, will lead the bakery and meat RBUs as Vice President of Product Business Development for Bakery and Meat; he’ll also continue to oversee Publix’s store dairy and frozen business areas as well as space management areas.
With Mowitt’s new responsibilities, Brad Oliver, 44, will be promoted to Vice President of Product Business Development for Dry Grocery and Non-Foods. He is currently Business Development Director of Direct Store Delivery Products. Oliver will be responsible for overseeing and supporting the dry grocery and non-foods corporate purchasing category management teams.
Chris Litz, 54, will continue to lead Publix’s efforts in the deli, produce and meals RBUs as Vice President of Product Business Development for Deli and Produce. RBUs buy product, develop business plans and provide support to the company’s retail stores.
On Nov. 15, Publix officials announced they were expanding their Gwinnett County Dairy facility by 41,625 sq. ft., adding 44 new jobs, a new production area, new processing lines and new filling lines.