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Gary Redner named COO of Redner’s Markets

Pa.-based grocer also tabs Dan Eberhart as VP of procurement

Redner’s Markets has promoted executive vice president Gary M. Redner to chief operating officer.

The Reading, Pa.-based grocery chain said Monday that Redner takes the COO reins effective immediately. In the role, he will oversee the daily operations of the Redner’s Warehouse Markets and Quick Shoppe divisions, as well as all warehousing and transportation.

He reports to Redner’s President and Chief Executive Officer Ryan Redner.

Since joining Redner’s in 1997, Gary Redner (left) has worked in a range of capacities while attending college, the company said. After graduating in 2001, he was appointed director of wholesale operations. He was named to the board of directors in 2004.     

Also on Monday, Redner’s announced the promotion of Dan Eberhart, senior purchasing agent for grocery, dairy and frozen foods, to vice president of procurement.

Eberhart will oversee grocery, frozen, dairy, meat and produce procurement departments at Redner’s Warehouse Markets in his new role. Reporting to Gary Redner, he also will have responsibility for implementing purchasing controls, wholesale pricing integrity, management of inventory, and quality control for all inbound and outbound products distributed via Redner’s distribution center and secondary suppliers.

He came to the company in 1976 as a stock clerk and cashier at the Reamstown, Pa., store, later rising through the ranks to serve in such roles as store manager, supervisor of convenience stores and district manager before being named senior purchasing agent for grocery, dairy and frozen foods.

Employee-owned Redner’s Markets operates 42 Redner’s Warehouse Markets grocery stores and 21 Quick Shoppe convenience stores in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

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