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Publix VP Pete Mowitt Retiring

Will be replaced by Norman Badger

After more than 44 years with Publix, Pete Mowitt, VP of product business development for bakery and meat, will retire April 30. He will be replaced in that role by Norman Badger, currently Charlotte division regional director.

Mowitt began his career at Publix in 1975 as a front service clerk in Miami and worked at various positions before becoming a store manager in 1991. He then progressed through several management roles before being named to his current position in 2018.

“Pete is a passionate leader,” said Publix President Kevin Murphy. “Throughout his career, he has developed associates to help our stores better serve our customers. We thank him for his more than four decades of service and the positive impact he’s had on our company.”

Badger began working for Publix in 1995 as a front service clerk in Aiken, S.C., and was named a store manager in 2007. He moved into a district manager role in 2014 and was named to his current position in 2017. He and his family will relocate to Lakeland, Fla.

“Norman models our mission and is dedicated to serving Publix associates and customers,” Murphy said. “His leadership was instrumental in the growth of the Charlotte division. I’m excited about the contributions he’ll make in this role.”

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