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Pattison Food Group makes executive leadership changes

Top from right: Dan Bregg, Mike Olson and Joe Stelnicki. Bottom from left: Brenda Kirk, Ben Harrack and Jamie Nelson.

Pattison Food Group (PFG) has changed its senior leadership structure. The change follows on the news of the retirement of Dan Bregg, president of PFG’s wholesale division and a 2024 Grocery Business Hall of Fame recipient, who plans to retire June 30, 2024.

Mike Olson, who was senior vice president of supply chain and manufacturing becomes senior vice president of supply chain and wholesale. He joined the Save-On-Foods executive leadership team in 2007 as vice president of Save-On-Foods operations, followed by a move to vice president of fresh merchandising, then later to senior vice president of merchandising and buying.

Joe Stelnicki, who was managing director of supply chain logistics at Save-On-Foods, is appointed to new role of general manager, supply chain transformation. He has been with Save-On-Foods for more than 19 years and held senior roles in IT.

Brenda Kirk, who was senior vice president of merchandising and procurement, becomes senior vice president of operations and will oversee all retail food and beverage banners outside of Save-On-Foods. She has been with the company for 45 years in increasingly senior merchandising roles.

Ben Harrack, who was senior vice president, PFG Retail Banners, moves into the role of senior vice president, fresh merchandising. He has been in the grocery industry since 1992 and has been recognized with multiple awards throughout his career, including two leadership excellence awards for his time as a store manager in two of the company’s northern B.C. stores.

Jamie Nelson, chief operating officer, assumes the function of executive vice president of merchandising in addition to his current role as COO. He began his career in the grocery business as a retail clerk in Mission, B.C., in 1980, and rose through various levels of management at Save-On-Foods before joining the company’s leadership team in 2012. 

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