Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) has announced several promotions.
Bob Pickerill has been appointed to the role of SVP and division manager for the Kansas City Division.
Pickerill began his career with AWG in the Springfield Division as the director of bakery and was soon given responsibility for both bakery and deli. He has had many roles throughout the years at AWG, including member services director, VP of merchandising and, most recently, SVP and division manager in Fort Worth, Texas.
Succeeding Pickerill is Linda Lawson, who has been promoted to SVP and Fort Worth Division manager.
Lawson is in her 20th year of service to AWG and its member retailers. She began her career in the Oklahoma City Division and has worked her way up through the organization. Prior to joining AWG, Lawson held various leadership roles for both Supervalu and Kroger in store operations, store management and deli/bakery operations.
Tye Anthony will relocate to become VP of sales and marketing for the Fort Worth Division.
Anthony has been with AWG in Nashville, Tennessee, since August 2013 as VP of sales and merchandising, where he has helped grow and develop sales, the company says. He has worked in the food industry for more than 25 years and has held leadership roles at retail for Randalls/Tom Thumb, Safeway, Bi-Lo and Ahold USA. Anthony also has worked as an in-house consultant at Family Dollar.
Terry Roberts has been promoted to VP of sales and merchandising for the Nashville Division.
Roberts brings with him 40 years of grocery experience. He has been with AWG since 2003 and has held a number of positions, including group sales manager, senior group sales manager, grocery merchandising director and, most recently, director of fresh sales. Prior to joining AWG, Roberts worked with Malone & Hyde and Fleming in various leadership roles.