San Bernardino, California (October 25, 2019) – Stater Bros. Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Stater Bros. Markets,has announced the appointment of Pete Van Helden to its Board of Directors.
Van Helden currently serves and will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stater Bros. Markets.
“Pete’s appointment comes with full Board approval and on behalf of the entire Board of Directors, it’s my pleasure to welcome Pete as our newest Board Member,” said Phillip J. Smith, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Stater Bros. Holdings, Inc. “Pete will help provide the Board with insight into Stater Bros. Markets’operations and future expansion plans,” Smith added.
Van Helden joined Stater Bros. Markets as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2013. In 2016, he was appointed to the position of CEO by Stater Bros.’ late Executive Chairman, Jack H. Brown. Through Van Helden’s guidance and leadership, Stater Bros. remainsa competitive force in the Southern California marketplace, committed to meeting the needs of its valued customers as demonstrated by the Company’s recent brand and store refresh initiatives.
Van Helden also lends his leadership skills to helping the local community, serving as CEO of Stater Bros. Charities, the philanthropic arm of Stater Bros. Markets. He is also an avid private pilot,volunteers for Angel Flight West and serves on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Council.
About Stater Bros. Markets
Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately-owned supermarket chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County. The Company currently operates 172 supermarkets, and there are approximately 17,000 members of the Stater Bros. Markets Family. For more information, visit staterbros.com.
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