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Goodspeed Re-Elected Chairman Of Unified Board

Last updated on August 31st, 2022 at 03:12 pm

Shareholders of Unified Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery distributor in the western

United States, elected 18 individuals to the board of directors at the company’s annual shareholders meeting, held Feb. 22 in Cerritos, Calif.

Richard Goodspeed

At a board of directors meeting immediately following the annual shareholders meeting, directors re-elected Richard E. Goodspeed, principal, Goodspeed & Associates, as chairman of the board of Unified Grocers. Goodspeed has served as chairman of Unified’s board since 2010. Directors also re-elected Louis A. Amen, chairman of the board,

Super A Foods Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., first vice chairman; and re-elected John Najjar, president, Cardiff Seaside Market Inc., Cardiff, Calif., second vice chairman.

In addition to Goodspeed, Amen and Najjar, other individuals elected by shareholders to serve on Unified’s Board of Directors include:

• John Berberian, president, Berberian Enterprises Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.;

• Oscar Gonzalez, co-owner, Northgate Gonzalez Markets Inc., Anaheim, Calif.;

• Terry A. Halverson, president and CEO, Food Markets Northwest Inc., Seattle, Wash.;

• Paul Kapioski, president, CAP Food Services Co., Seattle, Wash.;

• Darioush Khaledi, chairman of the board and CEO, K.V. Mart Co., Carson, Calif.;

• Mark H. Kidd, president, Mar-Val Food Stores Inc., Lodi, Calif.;

• John D. Lang, president and CEO, Epson America Inc., Long Beach, Calif.;

• Jay T. McCormack, president and CEO, Rio Ranch Markets, Riverside, Calif.;

• Michael A. Provenzano Jr., president, Pro & Son’s Inc., president, Provo Inc., president, Pro & Family Inc., Ontario, Calif.;

• Thomas S. Sayles, SVP, university relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.;

• Mimi R. Song, president and CEO, Super Center Concepts Inc., Santa Fe Springs, Calif.;

• Robert E. Stiles, special advisor to the CEO, Gelson’s Markets; past president, Gelson’s Markets, Encino, Calif.;

• Michael S. Trask, president, Stanlar Foods Inc., Granite Falls, Wash.;

• Kenneth R. Tucker, president, Evergreen Markets Inc., Greenville, Calif.; and

• Richard L. Wright, chairman of the board, Market of Choice Inc., Eugene, Ore.

All directors on Unified’s board were elected to one-year terms.

Founded in 1922, Unified Grocers is a retailer-owned wholesale grocery distributor that supplies independent retailers throughout the western United States. Unified and its subsidiaries, which generated approximately $3.8 billion in sales during fiscal 2011, offer independent retailers resources they need to compete in the supermarket industry.


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