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Keyes Adding CEO Title As Hank Meijer Moves Into Executive Chairman’s Role At Meijer

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Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 09:19 am

Effective Jan. 1, Meijer President Rick Keyes will add the title of CEO as Hank Meijer, who has held the role of CEO, will transition to executive chairman of the company’s board.

“We have witnessed Rick’s deep understanding and appreciation of our culture and his passion for the people who make Meijer a great company,” said Hank Meijer. “His accomplishments throughout a 27-year career—and his leadership as president for more than a year now—give us tremendous confidence in the future as he assumes a new title that better reflects his responsibilities.”

Traditionally, the role of Meijer president has been held by a non-family member, with the title of CEO through the years being held by Fred Meijer and Hank Meijer, respectively. The decision to make an adjustment in titles is based on what the company says is its desire to align the roles more accurately with current responsibilities.

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer has been privately owned and family operated since it was founded in 1934 and, in keeping with the Meijer family’s ongoing involvement, Hank Meijer will work closely with Keyes in developing and executing strategies consistent with the company’s values. Doug Meijer and Mark Meijer also will stay actively involved through their roles as directors of Meijer Inc.

Meijer operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

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