WinCo Foods Names Grant Haag as New President
BOISE, ID - This week, the Board of WinCo Foods has announced plans to appoint a new President and successor to departing CEO Steven Goddard. The company has selected Grant Haag—a 34-year veteran of WinCo who is currently serving as the company’s SVP of Department Operations—to take over as President. Haag will also assume the role of CEO effective next year.
Throughout his 34-year tenure with WinCo, Haag has served in a number of positions, including Produce Department Manager, NW Division/Oregon Produce Supervisor, Vice President of Produce Operations, and District Manager of the company’s Northwest Division. Haag was appointed SVP of Department Operations for WinCo Foods in September 2015.
According to the company’s press release, Haag’s appointment is the culmination of an intensive two-year process that WinCo undertook to identify the right person. The three final candidates for the position were thoroughly vetted and each worked hard, under scrutiny from the WinCo Board, to make sure that the best-suited individual was selected.
"We firmly believe that Grant is the right choice to lead the Company into the future," said Goddard, in a press release.
Haag also serves on the Board of Directors for the WinCo Foods Foundation, a 501(C)(3) charitable organization, created to support and assist WinCo employee owners and the communities in which WinCo operates, and serves on the Oregon Executive Committee for the "City of Hope" charity foundation, which provides support to one of the world's leading biomedical research and cancer treatments centers.
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