Collierville, Tennessee — Orgill announced the hiring of Laura Freeman to the newly created role of Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer.
Freeman formally joined Orgill on January 3, and has spent the past few years in similar leadership roles at Schnucks, a $3.2 billion St. Louis-based grocery chain that operates 120 stores in multiple states. I came.
In addition to his most recent role at Schnax, Freeman brings over 35 years of experience in human resources, talent management and organizational development to Orgill. She has worked with several Fortune 500 companies and national and international organizations in manufacturing, restaurants, hotels and hospitality.
Her expertise includes developing and implementing HR strategies that support business plans and operational goals. Freeman will serve as the primary leader of her EVP team at Orgill, leading the Human Resources team for Orgill, Tyndale Advisors and Central Network Retail Group (CNRG).
Orgill President and CEO Boyden Moore said: “She adds a new dimension to our team. Her knowledge, insight and empathy make her an ideal fit for this new role.”
Freeman says she is excited about the opportunities and challenges her new role presents. “Orgill is a venerable institution with deep roots in the community and a reputation for hiring, developing and retaining top teams,” she says. I look forward to supporting their efforts and providing my insights to help build an even stronger organization. “
In other employee news, Orgill announced the promotion of Chris Freader to Senior Vice President of Retail Services. Freader most recently served as Vice President of Retail Services, contributing to Orgill’s growth and bringing extensive experience to his role.
“Chris is not only a leader in his department and company, but is well known and respected throughout the industry. In his three years working in retail services, he has driven numerous process improvements while , has taken customer experience to new heights.
In addition to Freader’s promotion, Orgill announced several other promotions, including: Andrew Yount has been promoted to Director, supporting his vendor. Jim Rivas has been promoted to Director of Retail Technology. Peter Kim has been promoted to Director of Cybersecurity.
“We are very fortunate to have these talented people contribute to our leadership team,” says Moore. “I am extremely proud of the strength of this team and confident in their ability to continue driving success for Orgill and our customers.”
In addition to the promotion, Orgill is also congratulating longtime employee Myron Boswell on announcing he will retire later this year. Boswell’s Orgill career spanned his 33 years, and he held many leadership roles during his tenure with the company. Most recently, he served as Northeast’s Vice President of Dealer Sales.
“Myron has driven Orgill’s sales growth from $125 million in 1989 to over $3.7 billion and has helped countless retail customers achieve significant commercial success. “I cannot thank him enough for his service, hard work and leadership. I congratulate him on his retirement.”
With Boswell’s departure, there will also be a reorganization within Orgill’s sales management team.
Todd Nowels will succeed Boswell as Vice President of Northeast Dealer Sales, moving from managing the Southeast region to the Northeast. Paul Dupont, one of Orgill’s most experienced sales managers, has been promoted to Southeast’s Vice President of Dealer Sales.
“Our sales team has one of the strongest competitive advantages among our competitors, and these leaders continue to do an excellent job of extending that competitive advantage,” said Mobley. says.