Ryan Redner, previously COO, has been named president and CEO of Redner’s Markets, succeeding his father, Richard Redner, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors and assume the title of SVP of strategic planning. Richard also will work with the executive staff and serve as a consultant. He is the son of company founder Earl Redner who died in April at age 91.
“I felt it was time for the next generation to take over,” said Richard. “I and the board have full confidence in Ryan’s ability to provide leadership for our company as we take the next steps into building a strong third generation of family in leadership positions.”
The company has 44 warehouse markets and 21 Quick Shoppes convenience stores in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The company has more than 4,700 employees.
Ryan, 39, joined the company in 1995, working in a variety of roles within the stores and warehouses while attending college. After graduating in 1999, he was appointed director of direct store delivery operations. He joined the board of directors in 2004 and was named COO in 2007.