Kroger’s McMullen Named GS1 US Chairman

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Rodney McMullen, president and chief operating officer of The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, has been named chairman of the board of governors of GS1 US here, the U.S. standards group that oversees the UPC bar code and other standards.

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Rodney McMullen, president and chief operating officer of The Kroger Co. [3], Cincinnati, has been named chairman of the board of governors of GS1 US here, the U.S. standards group that oversees the UPC bar code and other standards.

Also elected to the board were John Hogan, vice president of customer service and logistics services for Johnson & Johnson; Larry Pulliam, executive vice president of foodservice operations for Sysco; and Sanjay Sarma, professor of mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. J. Alexander Douglas, Jr., president of Coca-Cola North America, completed his term as chairman and will remain on the board for another year.

“I am excited to join the board of governors,” said McMullen, in a statement. “GS1 US has been a longtime partner of Kroger, and I know our work will continue to result in business process improvements that will benefit our customers as well as businesses and customers across many industries.”

McMullen has responsibilities for all of Kroger’s supermarket divisions, advertising, customer relationship marketing, manufacturing, merchandising and procurement, pharmacy and retail operations.