Kroger’s Robert Clark, svp/supply chain, manufacturing and enterprise sourcing, is retiring after more than 35 years of service, effective February 1, 2021. Clark will be succeeded by Gabriel Arreaga, who is joining the company as svp/supply chain, starting October 1, 2020.
As svp/supply chain, Arreaga will be responsible for the company’s supply chain organization, which includes logistics, inventory and replenishment.
Most recently, he served as svp/supply chain for Mondelez International. There, he led a team of more than 14,000 employees within a network of 41 internal and external factories, 49 fulfillment centers, direct-to-store branches, logistics and product development. He also served as global vice president of operations for Stanley Black & Decker and held numerous leadership roles at Unilever.
“Gabriel’s proven history of outstanding leadership and management of complex supply chain and logistics functions will accelerate our ability to provide a seamless shopping experience for our customers,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “We welcome Gabriel and his 22 years of leadership experience in the industry and look forward to adding his fresh perspective and insights to our growing operations.”