Festival Foods hires Jeff Main to lead IT

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Jeff Mayne joined the Festival Foods supermarket in Wisconsin as the vice president of information technology.

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Festival Foods, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said Monday that Mayne, who recently worked as a management and IT consultant, will join the senior management team.

Festival Foods hires Jeff Main to lead IT

Maine (left) brings more than 30 years of groundbreaking engineering experience for businesses large and small, including his most recent position as director of software development for the Union Pacific Railroad. One of his major projects at Union Pacific includes improving the design, development and delivery of the company’s software.

Before joining Festival Foods, Maine was a freelance consultant and full-time consultant with a software vendor of SAS Analytics. His experience in the IT industry also includes leadership positions at US Freightways, Air Wisconsin Airlines and Air Methods. In addition, Festival Foods indicated that it had extensive knowledge in the retail sector and that it had worked for 10 years in various positions at Rent-A-Center.

The retailer stated that Main’s ability to design, develop and deliver forward-looking IT solutions will suit the grocery industry, which will be key to the continued growth of holiday food, including the next day opening in the Milwaukee area. few months. Two new locations.

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“Jeff is a recognized leader, proficient in all areas of IT,” said Kirk Stoa, Festival Foods Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “He has the unique qualifications for this leadership role, and we are very pleased that he is joining us. Team.”

Mayne’s appointment marks the third hiring of Festival Foods management in recent months. In January, following the retirement of chief operating officer Mike Mesich, Frank Abent was promoted to Senior Vice President of Store Operations and Randy Mons to Director of Operations. Last month, former Southeastern grocer Ken Wicker joined Festival Foods as Senior Vice President Fresh Food.

In total, the Festival Foods family-owned and operated company operates 33 full-service grocery stores in Wisconsin and employs more than 7,500 full-time and part-time employees.