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COLTON, Calif. - Jack H. Brown, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, announced today two promotions in senior management. Don Baker has been promoted to the position of executive vice president & chief operating officer, and George Frahm has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of administration.
Baker is an 18-year member of the Stater Bros. "Family" of Employees, and a 41-year veteran of the supermarket industry. He joined the company in 1983 as vice president warehousing and transportation. He was promoted in 1986 to senior vice president of warehousing and transportation and in 1992 to group senior vice president. In 1998, Baker was promoted to his most recent position of executive vice president.
"Don has made valuable contributions to the success of Stater Bros., including the very successful and smooth transition of 43 Albertson's and Lucky Supermarkets into outstanding Stater Bros. Supermarkets," Brown said.
In Frahm?s new capacity, he will oversee the operations of the company's personnel, training, labor relations, insurance, workers' compensation, and support services departments. He reports to Don Baker.
As a 28-year member of the Stater Bros. "Family" of Employees, Frahm has extensive experience in retail store operations and labor relations. He has held various management positions such as store manager, grocery supervisor, district manager, director of labor relations and most recently vice president of labor relations.
"George has proven to be a leader and a very effective and competent member of our senior management team. He has made many valuable contributions to the success of Stater Bros," Brown said.