Kroger Names Madlinger Div. President

Kroger Co. has named Sukanya R. Madlinger president of Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton Division, succeeding Geoff Covert, who recently had been named senior vice president, retail operations for the company.

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. [2] here on Wednesday said it has named Sukanya R. Madlinger president of Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton division, succeeding Geoff Covert, who recently had been named senior vice president, retail operations for the company.

Madlinger, 47, began her career with Kroger in 1986 in the company's store management training program. She has held several leadership roles in the division and was the company's vice president of drug/general merchandise/pharmacy merchandising. She has been the vice president of merchandising for the Cincinnati/Dayton division since 2006.

The Cincinnati/Dayton division of Kroger includes 110 stores in Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.