FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dave Heylen, V.P. Communications California Grocers Association
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California Grocers Association
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Sacramento, CA 95814
SACRAMENTO, CA — (June 1, 2011) – Steve Junqueiro, President and Chief Operating Officer, Save Mart Supermarkets and Bob Lim, Vice President, West Area Sales, Kraft Foods, Inc., were inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, during an Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento in Sacramento, CA.
The Foundation’s Hall of Achievement was created in 1993, and recognizes California grocery retailers and suppliers who have contributed substantially to the advancement of the grocery industry.
“We are very excited to welcome these two deserving individuals into our prestigious Hall of Achievement,” said CGAEF President Ronald Fong. “Both 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.”
Steve Junqueiro has worked for Save Mart Supermarkets, Modesto, CA, for 37years, holding operations and merchandising positions ranging from produce clerk, produce manager, produce merchandiser, produce operations supervisor, Director of Produce & Floral, Vice President of Operations, Executive Vice President and his current position.
Steven has a long history of service to the grocery industry. He has served on numerous advisory boards and association committees including serving as Chairman of the Board for the Produce Marketing Association and Produce for Better Health Foundation Board of Directors. He also served on the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Food Marketing Institute and the Western Association of Food Chains.
His civic responsibilities include serving on the Executive Committee fo the City of Hope, the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts and the Cal Poly Advisory Board.
Bob Lim has worked for Kraft Foods for more than 27 years. He began his grocery career at age 18 as a courtesy clerk for Safeway Inc. In 1983, while attending the University of Southern California, he was recruited by Kraft Foods. Throughout his career with Kraft, Bob has held 21 different positions with 23 different bosses, has lived in six states and moved seven times. He has served in a Vice President role since 2000.
His professional awards and recognition include eight times Kraft Foods Sales Leadership Award, President’s Award, and the Diversity Ambassador Award. He also received the National Corporate Achievement Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans. In addition Bob serves as an Education Committee Advisor for the Western Michigan University Food Marketing Program, has been a guest lecturer for the USC Food Industry Marketing Program and is a business advisory board member for the Organization of Chinese Americans.
His civic responsibilities include involvement with City of Hope, Easter Seals Northern California Chapter and the San Francisco Chinatown Youth Center.
The CGA Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement provides the food industry with the opportunity to recognize the achievements of those individuals who, through their foresight and dedication, have enhanced California’s food distribution industry.
Proceeds from the event help fund the Foundation’s college scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs. In 2010, the Foundation awarded 246 college scholarships totaling $296,500. The Foundation also disbursed more than $80,000 in tuition reimbursement.
“The Foundation appreciates the tremendous support it receives from the grocery industry,” Fong said. “Their generous donations allow the Foundation to achieve its mission of advancing the grocery industry through employee education, scholarships and industry research projects.”
For more information on the Hall of Achievement award log-on to www.cagrocers.com or contact Brianne Korte at 916.448.3545.
Formed in 1992 as a 501(c)3 corporation, the CGA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing educational opportunities and research programs that benefit all segments of California’s food industry.
Previous CGA Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement Inductees
Byron Allumbaugh, Ralphs Grocery Co.
Lou Amen, Super A Foods, Inc.
Bernard Briskin, Gelson’s Markets
Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. Markets
Jim Brown, Western Association of Food Chains/Ralphs Grocery Co.
Steven Burd, Safeway Inc.
Charles Collings, Raley’s
Doug Detherage, Bimbo Bakeries U.S.A.
Paul Gerrard, Gerrard’s Inc.
Miguel Gonzalez, Northgate Gonzalez Markets
Dave Hirz, Ralphs Grocery Co.
Darioush Khaledi, K.V. Mart Co.
Don Lee, Dairy Fresh
Robert Piccinini, Save Mart Supermarkets
Alfred Plamann, Unified Grocers, Inc.
Thomas Raley, Raley’s
Larree Renda, Safeway Inc.
Bill Roulette, Gelson’s Markets
Allan Scharn, Gelson’s Markets
Jerry Scolari, Scolari’s Food & Drug Co.
Joe Scolari, Scolari’s Food & Drug Co.
Joey Scolari, Scolari’s Food & Drug Co.
Bob Spengler, Save Mart Supermarkets
Roger Stangeland, The Vons Companies
Bob Stiles, Gelson’s Markets
Wilfred Von Der Ahe, The Vons Companies
Jerry Whitmore, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream
Bob Wilson, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream