Kroger’s Atlanta Division Names Jeff Wojtkowiak as VP of Operations
ATLANTA – Kroger’s Atlanta Division has named Jeff Wojtkowiak, Vice President of Merchandising for Kroger’s Columbus Division, as its new Vice President of Operations. He succeeds Charles Mitchell, who retired in December 2015.
“I am thrilled to accept this opportunity to serve customers and associates in the Atlanta Division,” Wojtkowiak said in a written statement. “My 34 years with Kroger have been incredibly rewarding, and I look forward to the next step in my career.”
Wojtkowiak brings over three decades of experience to his new role, having worked his way up from a utility clerk to an accomplished executive at Kroger. At his most recent position, Wojtkowiak was responsible for the operations of 122 stores and more than 18,000 associates in Ohio, Michigan and the panhandle of West Virginia, according to a press release.
“Jeff brings 34 years of operations and merchandising experience to this position,” Bruce Lucia, President of Kroger’s Atlanta Division, said. “We look forward to his leadership in the Atlanta Division as we continue to improve our customers’ overall shopping experience.”
Wojtkowiak has an Associate Degree in Business Management from the University of Toledo. He and his wife, Amy, and their three children, will move to Atlanta from Columbis, Ohio as he begins his new position.
Kroger’s Atlanta Division is one of the Southeast’s largest retail grocery chains with more than 186 stores, covering Georgia, eastern Alabama, and South Carolina.