Inside This Issue - News
Six Publix executives promoted
November 26th, 2012
LAKELAND, Fla. – Six veteran Publix Supermarket Inc. employees will assume new officer positions effective January 1. Chief executive officer Ed Crenshaw announced that the positions are in human resources, information technology and retail operations.
In human resources, Alison Midili-Smith will be vice president of talent and organizational development. She began her Publix career in 1996 as manager of selections, was promoted to director of employment and staffing in 1999 and was named director of organizational development in 2004. Her areas of responsibility will include associate relations, diversity, policies and procedures, training and leadership development, recruiting, and employee assistance programs.
Erik Katenkamp will become vice president of information systems and application development, one of several new information technology positions. Katenkamp began his Publix career in 1995 as an industrial engineer in the bakery plant. He was promoted to business IT manager in 1999 and director of business application delivery in 2006. His areas of support responsibility include merchandising, distribution, manufacturing, pharmacy, risk management, accounting, facilities, real estate, CQA and other support departments.
Renee Kelly will also serve as vice president of information systems — application development. She began her Publix career in 1983 as a programmer and was promoted to business IT manager in 1995, director of business IT alignment in 1997 and director of business application delivery in 2006. Her areas of support responsibility include supply chain/order management, retail operations, payment systems and human resources.
Also in information technology, Tom Larson will be vice president of information systems — engineering and operations. He joined Publix in 2006 as director of IS engineering. His areas of responsibility comprise engineering, data center operations, telecommunications and support organizations, including customer support, network support and technology services.
Steve Wellslager will be vice president of information systems — architecture and security. He began his Publix career in 1988 as a programmer. He was promoted to application delivery manager in 1996 and director of architecture and engineering in 2006. His areas of responsibility include enterprise architecture and application services, and IS security and compliance.