- Sept. 28, 2020
-- King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. (Bethpage, NY) has announced the promotion of three longtime executives following a meeting held by its Board of Directors. The promotions are as follows:Joseph W. Brown
has been elected Executive Vice President. Brown, who resides in Centereach, New York, and began his career at King Kullen as a teenager 47 years ago, most recently served as Senior Vice President Chief Merchandising Officer. In his new role as Executive Vice President, Brown will assume greater responsibility in corporate leadership, strategic planning, and maximizing operational performance. Brown continues to serve as President of Wild by Nature, an independent subsidiary of King Kullen.Bernard P. Kennedy, Esquire
, has been elected Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal Affairs. Kennedy, who resides in Point Lookout, New York, is a third generation member of the King Kullen founding family and will help guide corporate strategy and development as well as oversee corporate real estate and legal issues.Michael Simco
has been elected Vice President Administration and Benefits. Simco, who resides in Hauppauge, New York, began his career with King Kullen 35 years ago and most recently served as Director of Corporate Payroll and Benefits. In his new role as Vice President Administration and Benefits, Simco will assume additional responsibility in the areas of insurance and benefits management.
Headquartered in Bethpage, NY, King Kullen is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as American's first supermarket. Founded in 1930 by Michael J. Cullen, King Kullen operates 29 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.