SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets has promoted George Frahm to president. He will report directly to chief executive officer Pete Van Helden.
An executive with over 45 years of experience in the supermarket industry, Frahm began his grocery career in 1973 at the Stater Bros. supermarket in Glendora, Calif., as a clerk’s helper and janitor.
He progressed through a range of retail store and district supervision roles, serving as store manager, retail grocery supervisor and retail district manager.
In 1995, Frahm was promoted to director of labor relations. He continued to advance to increasing levels of responsibility in the roles of vice president of labor relations, senior vice president of administration, group senior vice president of retail operations and administration, executive vice president of retail operations and administration, and executive vice president of administration and distribution, his most recent role.
He is a past chairman of the board of directors for the California Grocers Association, and he 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,’ ” stated 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.”
Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, Calif. The company currently operates 171 supermarkets.