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Regional wholesaler Unified Grocers has appointed Randy Scoville to the position of SVP and Chief Accounting Officer. Previously VP and Chief Accounting Officer, he will continue to report to Rich Martin, EVP, finance and administration and Chief Financial Officer.
"Randy has been critical to our successful integration of Seattle operations, has improved the performance of our accounting activities in every respect and has developed an effective plan for the successful growth of our international operations," said Al Plamann, president and CEO of Unified. "He is most deserving of this appointment by the board of directors."
In his new position, Scoville will continue to be responsible for all accounting operations, maintaining internal accounting controls, budgeting, financial closings, external reporting and compliance, and financial analysis in support of Unified's business plans, along with the financial activities of Unified Grocers Insurance Services, the company's insurance subsidiary. Scoville will also maintain responsibility for Unified's international operations, a position he has held since 2008.
Scoville rejoined Unified October 2005 following six years on the retail side of the grocery business, serving for two years as CFO for Cardenas Markets, Inc. and four years as VP, CFO at Trader Joe's. Between 1995 and 1999, Scoville served as controller and, later, VP, accounting for Certified Grocers of California, the predecessor company to Unified Grocers. He also served as director, planning and analysis at Food 4 Less/Ralphs and prior to that as Senior Manager at KPMG.
Scoville serves on the board of directors of the California Shopping Cart Recovery Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the California Grocers Association, and on the board of directors of Sport Chalet, Inc., a publicly held sporting goods retailer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Founded in 1922, Unified Grocers is a retailer-owned wholesale grocery distributor that supplies independent retailers throughout the western United States.