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Stater Bros. names new president

Stater Bros. Markets has promoted George Frahm to the position of president, effective Jan. 15. He will report directly to Stater Bros. Chief Executive Officer Pete Van Helden.stat

A seasoned executive with over 45 years of experience in the supermarket industry, Frahm’s extensive grocery career began in 1973 at a Stater Bros. supermarket as a clerks helper and janitor.

He steadily progressed through a range of retail store and district supervision roles holding the positions of store manager, retail grocery supervisor and retail district manager.

In 1995, Frahm was promoted to the position of director labor relations. Frahm continued to advance to increasing levels of responsibility excelling in the roles of vice president labor relations, senior vice president administration, group senior vice president retail operations and administration, executive vice president retail operations/administration and executive vice president administration/distribution, his most recent role.

Frahm holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University-Los Angeles, and he is also a graduate of the University of Southern California Food Industry Executive Program. He is a past chairman of the board of directors for the California Grocers Association, and has served as a trustee on the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation.

“George is a remarkable leader who embodies the spirit of the Stater Bros. family,” said Van Helden. “George’s extensive contributions to the company’s success have been invaluable, and his promotion to president reflects his broad knowledge of the food industry, commitment to honoring Stater Bros. unique corporate culture and continued contributions to Stater Bros. success."