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Joey Riddle (R) will replace Chuck Roskovich as vice president of its Charlotte division. Roskovich is retiring after 47 years with the company.

Publix appoints Joey Riddle VP of its Charlotte division

Riddle will replace Chuck Roskovich who is retiring after 47 years

Publix Super Markets has named Joey Riddle vice president of its Charlotte division, relacing Chuck Roskovich, who at the end of March is retiring after 47 years with the Lakeland, Fla.-based grocer.

Riddle, 44, who has been regional director of the Charlotte division since 2020, began his Publix career in 1995 as a part-time front service clerk in St. Augustine, Fla. After working in various retail positions, he was promoted to store manager in 2008 and district manager in the Charlotte division in 2014. 

Riddle received Publix’s 2019 President’s Award for perpetuating diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

Publix President Kevin Murphy said in a statement that Riddle has been integral to establishing Publix as the premier grocer across the division and is “excited to see the contributions he will continue to make as we enter the Kentucky market, as well as in our existing operating area.”  

Roskovich, 61, started the Charlotte division in 2013 after serving as senior vice president of product business development since 2011. He began his career with Publix in 1975 as a part-time front service clerk in Lauderhill, Fla.

After spending 16 years in that store’s meat department, which included serving as meat manager and being part of the management team that opened the company’s first outlet in the Atlanta division, Roskovich was promoted to store manager in 1993 and Atlanta division district manager in 1995. He was named Lakeland division regional director in 2000 and Atlanta division vice president in 2008.

Roskovich received Publix’s George W. Jenkins Award in 1993 for exemplifying leadership and perpetuating the company culture. 

Murphy said that Roskovich “made significant contributions in four of our five divisions. He has been responsible for growing and serving our diverse market area and leading the way for new market entry in the Atlanta and Charlotte divisions.

Roskovich becomes the latest Publix executive set to retire.

Last year, the company said that Gino DiGrazia, vice president of finance, would retire at the end of 2022 after 30 years with the company, and that Linda Kane, vice president of benefits administration and assistant secretary, planned to retire at the end of February after 28 years at Publix.

Publix operates 1,324 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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