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Stater Bros. Markets has promoted Mike Slaton to the position of VP real estate, eliminating Slaton’s former position of senior director of real estate.
“Mike has done an outstanding job of leading our Real Estate Division,” stated Jack H. Brown, chairman of the board and CEO of Stater Bros. “His management and real estate expertise will help Stater Bros. meet our present and future real estate needs.”
Slaton has 27 years of experience in real estate. He first joined Stater Bros. in 1981 as a courtesy clerk at the company’s North Redlands supermarket. Later that year he was promoted to a clerk at the same store, and in 1984 he was promoted to the position of real estate analyst at the corporate offices.
In 1988, Slaton accepted a position with a major real estate developer. For the next 20 years, he held a variety of operational and managerial positions in the Western United States with increasing levels of responsibilities.
In 2008, Slaton returned to Stater Bros. as director of real estate, and in 2010 he was promoted to his most recent position as senior director of real estate. He reports to Jim Lee, president and COO.
Slaton has a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing, with a minor in economics, from California State University-San Bernardino. He currently serves on the Southern California Program Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
San Bernardino, Calif.-based Stater Bros. operates 167 supermarkets in Southern California.