A LEADER WITH A NEW PERSPECTIVE

LOS ANGELES -- Certified Grocers of California's new president and chief executive officer, Al Plamann, views himself as both an insider and an outsider.While he has four years of experience with the company as chief financial officer, he also points to his previous career as an executive with oil giant Atlantic Richfield Co., Los Angeles, which he said enables him to view Certified's needs from a

LOS ANGELES -- Certified Grocers of California's new president and chief executive officer, Al Plamann, views himself as both an insider and an outsider.

While he has four years of experience with the company as chief financial officer, he also points to his previous career as an executive with oil giant Atlantic Richfield Co., Los Angeles, which he said enables him to view Certified's needs from a broader perspective. Plamann served ARCO for more than 13 years, both in domestic and i

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