Bill Artman, who has served as supermarket chain Giant Eagle interim CEO since March, has officially been appointed as the company’s new CEO.
Artman, who became the chain’s interim CEO in March after replacing Laura Shapira Karet, has worked at Giant Eagle for nearly 40 years, including as president of supermarkets and senior vice president of retail operations.
In naming Artman to the top role, Giant Eagle highlighted how he has “made a tremendous impact” as interim CEO and noted how his experience at the chain has positioned him to fill the role permanently.
“Over the past five months Bill has established a new business strategy and assembled a strong executive leadership team comprised of an accomplished group of professionals with decades of relevant experience who have both a keen understanding of the company’s unique standing as a multi-format retailer and a strong vision for its future,” Bart Friedman, chair of Giant Eagle’s board of directors, said in a statement.
Giant Eagle has more than 470 stores throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana. In addition to the name-brand banner, the company also runs the Market District, Giant Eagle Pharmacy, GetGo and WetGo formats.