Raley's Chief Operations Officer Kevin Konkel Announces Retirement
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Clocking nearly 45 years of retail service is one achievement worth celebrating. Rounding out his industry tenure with the announcement of his upcoming retirement is Kevin Konkel, Raley’s Chief Operations Officer.
Starting with the Bel Air organization in 1978 as a bagger working with his father, Richard “Rich” Konkel, Kevin Konkel progressed through the ranks and joined Raley’s upon the acquisition of Bel Air Markets in 1993. His talent and leadership were quickly noticed, allowing him to advance through the larger Raley’s organization from roles in-store to becoming a district leader to leading the remote market in New Mexico, and, finally the Support Center.
Kevin Konkel held senior roles in sales and merchandising, store operations, and marketing before becoming Chief Operations Officer, a press release explained.
His retirement will be effective as of January 7, 2022.
“I’ve watched Kevin grow from a fine young man to an outstanding person and leader. His contribution and impact on Raley’s are indelible. Kevin is a man of integrity, kindness, and fortitude. I am forever grateful for his dedication to Raley’s and the people he has helped over these many years,” said Mike Teel, Owner and Chairman.
Keith Knopf, President and Chief Executive Officer, also weighed in on the leader’s retirement.
“Kevin is the epitome of a ‘service leader.’ His knowledge, professionalism, and leadership have been a source of stability and inspiration. Kevin is far more than just a business leader; he is a kind and thoughtful person who treats all people with respect and grace. He has been a source of trust and hope for the people of Raley’s,” said Knopf. “After 44 years, he is leaving our organization an even stronger and better place than it would have been otherwise. On behalf of our Owner, Board of Directors, executive leadership team, and myself, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for Kevin’s leadership and contribution. We wish he, Lynette, and their family the very best in this next chapter.”
Congratulations to Kevin Konkel on his retirement!