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Violette Named President Of AG New England

Mike Violette
Mike Violette

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:08 pm

The board of directors of Associated Grocers of New England has named Mike Violette its new president. Violette has been acting COO and will continue in that role, reporting to Michael Bourgoine. Bourgoine will continue his duties as CEO until his retirement in early July.

Violette has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry, where he has held multiple positions on both the retail and wholesale sides of the business. His career began in his own family’s store in Milford, New Hampshire, followed by a career path that led him first to Supervalu and Shaw’s Supermarkets in Keene, New Hampshire, and then to AG New England in 1998. His main focus has been with the sales and retail development department, where he has continuously been successful in adding new customers and driving additional sales, according to AG New England.

“Working with Mike, I have come to appreciate his honesty, candor and insight into this highly volatile and competitive business,” said Bourgoine. “He is tenacious, passionate and always willing to tackle any challenge while still finding the time to volunteer to help those less fortunate or to lend a hand to someone in need.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mike for the past 15 years and believe he will be very successful in guiding the company as we move towards the future and all the challenges it will present. I’d like to congratulate Mike on this well-deserved promotion.”

Violette also serves as a volunteer for The Friendly Kitchen in Concord, New Hampshire, and The Capital Region Food Program.


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