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Baer Named Dominick’s President

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here said Monday it has named Brian Baer president of its Dominick’s Finer Foods division in the Chicago area.

Baer had been acting president of Dominick’s since last July when the previous president, Don Kperta, resigned. Safeway said Baer had actually assumed the permanent role of president of the division in “late 2011.”

Baer joined Safeway in 2001 as vice president of finance for the company’s Phoenix division, and the following year he joined the corporate office. In 2008 he was named chief financial officer at Dominick’s.

Prior to joining Safeway, Baer spent more than 12 years with the Marriott Corp., and before that he was with The Carlyle Group and Price-Waterhouse Coopers.

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