Kroger said Thursday that Jeff Wojtkowiak has accepted the position of VP of operations for the company's Atlanta Division. Wojtkowiak, who most recently held the same role in Kroger's Columbus division, replaces Charles Mitchell, who retired in December.
“Jeff brings 34 years of operations and merchandising experience to this position,” Bruce Lucia, president of Kroger’s Atlanta division, said. “We look forward to his leadership in the Atlanta Division as we continue to improve our customers' overall shopping experience.”
Wojtkowiak joined Cincinnati-based Kroger in 1981 as a utility clerk in Toledo, Ohio. He has held several leadership positions, including his most recent role in Columbus where he is responsible for the operations of 122 stores and more than 18,000 associates in Ohio, Michigan and the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.
“I am thrilled to accept this opportunity to serve customers and associates in the Atlanta Division,” said Wojtkowiak. “My 34 years with Kroger have been incredibly rewarding, and I look forward to the next step in my career.”
Wojtkowiak has an associate degree in business management from the University of Toledo. He is active in his community and serves on the board of directors for The Buckeye Ranch, a non-profit organization in central and southwestern Ohio offering specialized mental health programs for youth and their families. He and his wife, Amy, have three children and plan to move to Atlanta from Columbus.
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