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The next generation of family leadership has commenced at Redner's Markets. Richard Redner has appointed his son, Ryan Redner, to succeed him as president and CEO of Reading, Pa.-based Redner's Markets Inc. Having been approved by the board of directors, the change in leadership is effective immediately, and comes nearly one month after the passing of Earl Redner, founder of Reading, Pa.-based regional retailer.
In his new role, Ryan Redner will oversee all of Redners Warehouse Markets, Redners Quick Shoppes, corporate office, warehouses and the company’s more than 4,700 associates and employee-owners.
"I felt it was time for the next generation to begin to take over,” said Richard Redner. “I and the board have full confidence in Ryan's ability to provide leadership for our company as we take the next steps into building a strong third generation of family in leadership positions.”
Richard Redner will remain active within the business on a full-time basis, continuing as chairman of the board of directors and assuming the role of SVP of strategic planning, in which capacity he will work with the executive staff on key business elements while serving as a consultant to the CEO.
Ryan Redner joined the company in 1995 and worked in a variety of roles within the stores and warehouses while at college. After graduating in 1999, he became director of direct store delivery operations, was promoted to the board of directors in 2004 and named COO in 2007.
Redner's, an employee owned company, operates 44 grocery stores and 21 Quick Shoppes throughout eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.