Topco Associates Announces Board of Directors, Pete Van Helden Becomes Chair

Topco Associates Announces Board of Directors, Pete Van Helden Becomes Chair



ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - Topco Associates announced the composition of its 2019 Board of Directors—a group that will be led by new Chairman Pete Van Helden. The 38-year veteran of grocery retail and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets succeeds Chris Coborn, Chairman, President, and CEO of Coborn’s Incorporated, who will remain a member of Topco’s board.

Randy Skoda, President and CEO, Topco"We are excited to have Pete as the new chairman of Topco’s Board of Directors,” said Randy Skoda, Topco’s President and CEO, in a press release. "Pete brings a wealth of strategic insight and industry knowledge that will help Topco advance its priorities and drive value to the membership.”

Topco’s 2019 board includes the following members:

  • Topco Chairman of the Board: Pete Van Helden, Chief Executive Officer, Stater Bros. Markets
  • Topco Vice Chairman of the Board: Randy Edeker, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Neal Berube, President and Chief Executive Officer, Associated Food Stores, Inc.
  • Brad Brookshire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brookshire Holdings, Inc.
  • Chris Coborn, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coborn’s Incorporated
  • Charlie D’Amour, President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Y Foods, Inc.
  • Dave Staples, President and Chief Executive Officer, SpartanNash Company
  • Scott Grimmett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Golub Corporation/Price Chopper
  • Randy Skoda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Topco Associates, LLC
  • Steve Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.

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