LUBBOCK, Texas — Dan J. Sanders, executive vice president and chief executive officer of United Supermarkets here has resigned from the company, according to an announcement Tuesday by Gantt and Matt Bumstead, co-presidents.
Robert Taylor, vice president of logistics, will serve as interim CEO, effective immediately.
Taylor has been a member of the company’s leadership team since July 2007, when United purchased R.C. Taylor Distributing. Taylor was company president at the time of the purchase.
“We will make announcements about further plans at a later date as we examine the next steps for our executive leadership team,” Gantt Bumstead said.
Sanders was named CEO in 2004 after holding other executive roles at United in the advertising, marketing, sales/merchandising and human resources departments. Before joining the company, he was a principal in AdPlex and the founder of AdContent, both of which provided advertising production and content management technology to Fortune 500 companies.
“We extend our deepest gratitude to Dan for everything he has meant to our company during his tenure here, and we are all appreciative of the tremendous leadership he has provided over the years,” said Matt Bumstead. “We wish him the best and will always be thankful for what he brought to our family.”
United Supermarkets, which is family-owned, operates 50 supermarkets under the United, Market Street and Amigos banners in northern and western Texas.