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Publix VP to Retire; Murphy Promoted

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets here said its longtime Miami Division vice president, Bill Fauerbach, would retire at the end of March. He will be succeeded by Kevin Murphy effective April 1.

Fauerbach has worked at Publix for more than 46 years.


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“Bill helped grow our culture and build a solid foundation on which the Miami Division will continue to grow. We thank him for his many contributions, and he will be missed by us all,” Ed Crenshaw, Publix’ chief executive officer, said in a statement.

Murphy began his Publix career in 1984 as a front-service clerk in Margate, Fla. He worked through various positions before becoming a store manager in 1995 and Jacksonville Division district manager in 2003. He has been a regional director in the Atlanta Division since January 2009. He will relocate to South Florida, the company said.

“With Kevin’s passion, commitment to Publix and strong operational knowledge, he’s the ideal candidate to continue to promote the Publix culture of developing associates and enhancing the customer shopping experience,” Todd Jones, Publix’ president, said in a statement.

Murphy received the George W. Jenkins Award in 2000 and the President’s Award in 2007. The George W. Jenkins Award honors Publix managers who consistently work to make their workplace the best it can be. The President's Award honors Publix managers who are committed to workplace diversity.

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