Collins Set to Succeed Grottke as IGA Finance Chief

IGA said Bob Grottke will retire as chief financial officer Jan. 1 after five and a half years of service, though he will remain with the alliance through 2008 to help with the transition of his duties.

CHICAGO — IGA here said Bob Grottke will retire as chief financial officer Jan. 1 after five and a half years of service, though he will remain with the alliance through 2008 to help with the transition of his duties. He will also continue to serve as chairman of the trustees of the IGA Group Employee Benefit Plan. IGA said Grottke’s primary responsibilities will be assumed by John Collins, controller, who will be named vice president, finance, and report to Mark Batenic, chief executive officer of IGA USA. Collins is a certified CPA who joined IGA as controller in April 2002, after working as director of international finance and administration for Helene Curtis Industries here and for Unilever after it acquired Helene Curtis.

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