Jim Amen, Super A Foods Elected California Grocers Association Chairman of the Board


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Grocery Executive To Serve One-Year Term

SACRAMENTO (Dec. 2, 2010) – Jim Amen, President and Chief Operating Officer for Super A Foods, Inc., Commerce, CA was elected the 2010-2011 California Grocers Association Chairman of the Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting on Dec. 2, 2010.

As Chairman, Amen will oversee the Association’s numerous legislative, educational and industry related programs. CGA is comprised of more than 400 retail companies operating more than 6,000 stores in California and Nevada. The chair serves for one year. He succeeds Immediate Past Chair George Frahm, Executive Vice President, Retail Operations & Administration for Stater Bros. Markets.

“The Amen name is synonymous with CGA leadership ,” says Association President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald Fong. “Jim follows in the footsteps of his father Lou, who served as CGA chair in 1984. He strongly supports CGA’s advocacy program and is going to be a tremendous asset to the Association.”

In addition to Amen, the following individuals were elected to the 2010-2011 CGA Board of Directors Executive Committee: First Vice Chair, Mike Silveira, Save Mart Supermarkets; Second Vice Chair, John Quinn, Food 4 Less (Stockton)/Times Supermarkets; Treasurer, Jonathan Mayes, Safeway Inc.; Secretary, Kevin Davis, Bristol Farms; and Past Chair, George Frahm, Stater Bros. Markets.

This year’s Chairman’s appointments to the Executive Committee include: Norm Carhill, Ralphs Grocery Co., and Dave Jones, Kellogg Company.

Directors elected for a second three-year term include: Bill Jordan, Whole Foods Markets; Mary Kasper, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets; Michael Read, WinCo Foods; Brian Schmidt, Acosta Sales & Marketing; Mark Thorngren, Unilever; and Tammy Wilson, Jax Markets.

Directors elected for their first full three-year term include: Raul Aguilar, Anheuser-Busch InBev; Paul Cooke, Nestle Purina PetCare; Chuck Eckman, Kraft Foods Global, Inc.; Joe Falvey, Unified Grocers, Inc.; Phil Gentile, K.V. Mart Co.; Jon Giannini, Nutricion Fundamental; Dave Jones, Kellogg Company; and Omar Milbis, Rio Ranch Markets

Former Chairman of the Board Bob Ling, Unified Grocers, Inc., was nominated an Honorary Board Member.

The California Grocers Association is a non-profit, statewide trade association representing the food industry since 1898. CGA represents approximately 450 retail members operating over 6,000 food stores in California and Nevada, and approximately 200 grocery supplier companies.