The Amen Family (Jim, Jeanne, Joanne, and Renee), Super A Foods; and Kevin Arceneaux, Region Vice President, Mondelez International, were inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Hilton Costa Mesa.
The Hall of Achievement was created in 1993 to recognize grocery retailers and suppliers who have contributed substantially to the advancement of California’s grocery industry.
“We are very excited to welcome the Amen Family and Kevin Arceneaux into our prestigious Hall of Achievement,” said CGAEF Executive Director Shiloh London. “All have served the grocery industry their entire professional careers, and like their Hall of Achievement peers have given back generously to the communities and industry they’ve served.”
The Amen Family – Super A Foods
Super A Foods, headquartered in Commerce, Calif., was founded by Lou Amen in 1971. Four of Lou’s seven children and a son-in-law are involved in the business. Lou was inducted into the CGAEF Hall of Achievement in 1999.
Lou’s son, Jim, is the president and three daughters – Jeannie, Renee, and Joanne – work for Super A Foods. Super A Foods, Inc. is a privately-held chain of grocery stores with its fare specially catering to Latino and Asian consumers in the Los Angeles area.
Kevin Arceneaux, Mondelez International
Kevin Arceneaux is the Region Vice President for the newly created California Region for Mondelēz International, the parent Company for Nabisco and Cadbury. He now has responsibility for the entire state of California and Hawaii.
Kevin is a product of South Central Los Angeles and has made it a part of his life to give back to the community. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Challengers Boys & Girls Club in South L.A for 10 years. This club serves over 3500 families in the South L.A. area.
Kevin has been married to his wife Annette for 30 years. They have two children, Erica and Adam and one grandchild Isaiah. He resides in Foothill Ranch in Orange County.