Publix Vice President of Manufacturing Jeff Stephens to Retire
LAKELAND, FL - All good things must come to an end. After 38 years of service to Publix, Jeff Stephens, the company’s Vice President of Manufacturing, announced his decision to retire. His retirement will be effective May 1, 2019.
Stephens began his Publix career as a rail dock associate in 1980. He was then promoted to lab technician in the dairy plant in 1983, Quality Control Manager in 1988, General Manager of the dairy plant in 2000, and Director of Fresh Product Manufacturing in 2005. In 2010, he was promoted to the Director of Manufacturing Operations, and in 2013, he was promoted to his current position.
“Jeff’s philosophy is to leave things better than you found them,” stated CEO Todd Jones in a recent press release. “I’m thankful he has done just that. Whether through his dedication to his associates or the products he produces, Jeff has been a great example of what it means to be Publix.”
In his retirement, Stephens is looking forward to spending more time with his wife and their family. He also plans to remain involved in mission work.
Congratulations to Jeff from all of us here at AndNowUKnow on a brilliant career. We wish you all the best in your retirement!