Wooster, Ohio-based Buehler’s Fresh Foods has named Paul Stefaniuk as VP of Operations, effective July 6. He will report directly to Buehler’s President and CEO Dan Shanahan and oversee store operations and related functions.
Stefaniuk brings more than 15 years of experience including store operations, mergers and acquisitions and store development. For the past five-plus years he has been a member of the leadership team responsible for launching and managing Lidl in the United States, most recently serving as a VP of operations. Prior to Lidl, he spent eight years at Aldi working in leadership roles including regional director of operations.
Stefaniuk earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He, his wife Marisa and four children will be relocating to the Ashland/Wooster area where he grew up shopping at Buehler’s.
The company operates 13 Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets located in Wooster, Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township (Canton), Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green) and Massillon, Ohio.
Buehler’s recently implemented its Healthy Living program at its Ashland store. See story, here.