LOS ANGELES — Unified Grocers here said Richard L. Wright has been elected chairman of the board of the member-owned cooperative. Wright, president of Wright’s Foodliner, Eugene, Ore., succeeds Lou Amen, who served as Unified chairman for 14 of the last 18 years. Amen will remain a Unified director.
Wright, who operates seven stores under the Market of Choice banner, joined Unified’s board in 1999 and previously served as chairman of the audit committee and second vice chairman.
Serving with Wright will be Peter J. O’Neal, president of White Salmon Foods, Estacada, Ore., who was reelected first vice chairman; and Terry A. Halverson, president and chief executive officer, Food Markets Northwest, Seattle, as second vice chairman. All directors were reelected.
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