AG’s Totoritis To Retire Aug. 30, Alexander Will Take Helm Of Co-op
Gerry Totoritis, current president and CEO of Associated Grocers of the South, is retiring—effective Aug. 30. AG’s current EVP of sales, Stan Alexander, will assume the role to lead the Birmingham, Ala.-based cooperative.
“On behalf of our board of directors, we take great pride in expressing sincere appreciation and heartfelt gratitude for Gerry’s dedicated commitment and outstanding professional leadership throughout the past 12 years,” Board Chairman Jack Howell said in a letter to the cooperative’s stockholders and employees. The letter was received by The Shelby Report on July 20.
“Gerry led our organization to accomplish major facility improvements and significant technological advancements that will enhance our operation and benefit our independent retailers into the future,” Howell said. “This is certainly an exciting time for both Gerry and (wife) Ann as they embark on the next chapter of their lives together. We hope that everyone will join us in wishing both of them great happiness and excellent health in their wonderful years ahead.”
Howell added that the organization is excited to have Alexander as its new president and CEO upon Totoritis’ departure.
“Based on Stan’s extensive experience in our highly competitive market, we expect this to be a very smooth, seamless transition, as we all look forward to continued success,” Howell said.
Alexander is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with more than 40 years experience in the wholesale grocery industry, where he has held similar positions with Nash Finch, Roundy’s and Scrivner.